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Monday, September 29, 2003

Definitions for uxorious

  1. doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.

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Citations for uxorious
Keith is genial, straightforward, considerate, clear-eyed. He is also charmingly uxorious, constantly deferring to Kim, who, for her part, is fully abreast of Keith's darting hopes and fears. Martin Amis, "Darts: Gutted for Keith," Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions, 1993
And they sipped or refused their light sherries, and cleared the kitchen in a riot of grease-proof paper, and were gone, leaving my mother in her chair in the good room, my uxorious father standing beside her, slightly stooped… Anne Enright, The Gathering, 2007
Origin of uxorious
1590-1600
Uxorious finds its roots in the Latin word ūxor meaning "wife."