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[uhk-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-] /ʌkˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˌzoʊr-/
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
Origin of uxorious
1590-1600; < Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -ius -ious
Related forms
uxoriously, adverb
uxoriousness, noun
unuxorious, adjective
unuxoriously, adverb
unuxoriousness, noun Unabridged
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excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife
Derived Forms
uxoriously, adverb
uxoriousness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife
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Word Origin and History for uxorious

"excessively fond of or submissive to one's wife," 1590s, from Latin uxorius "of or pertaining to a wife," from uxor (genitive uxoris) "wife," of unknown origin. Uxorial, "relating to a wife or wives," is recorded from 1800 and sometimes is used in the sense of uxorius.

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