uxorious [uhk- sawr-ee- uh s, - sohr-, uhg- zawr-, -zohr-] Word Origin See more synonyms for uxorious on Thesaurus.com doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife. Origin of uxorious 1590–1600;
-ius -ious Related forms ux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverb ux·o·ri·ous·ness, noun un·ux·o·ri·ous, adjective un·ux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverb un·ux·o·ri·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unuxorious 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 unuxorious uxorious adj.
"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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