uxorious

[uhk-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr-]
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adjective

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 formsux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverbux·o·ri·ous·ness, nounun·ux·o·ri·ous, adjectiveun·ux·o·ri·ous·ly, adverbun·ux·o·ri·ous·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of uxorious

  • Even his relationship with his wife has hurt his sex appeal: Uxorious men are never sexy for long.

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    Obama's Vanishing Sex Appeal

    Tunku Varadarajan

    September 6, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for uxorious

uxorious

adjective

excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife
Derived Formsuxoriously, adverbuxoriousness, noun

Word Origin for uxorious

C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife
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Word Origin and History for 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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