Origin of uxorious
Examples from the Web for uxorious
Even his relationship with his wife has hurt his sex appeal: Uxorious men are never sexy for long.
But the danger passed in his criticisms of the offender, whom he stigmatized as "the most uxorious and foolish of husbands."A Reconstructed Marriage|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
But with the luxurious and uxorious love which does hinder action he had done.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
Indeed, Holbein's picture was made for the purpose of giving the uxorious Henry an idea of the charms of the young woman.The Century of Columbus|James J. Walsh
The South African Boer makes a true and constant husband, and a good father—some people say he is a trifle too uxorious.Tales of South Africa|H.A. Bryden
He was of an uxorious nature, not sensual, but to be in love with some woman was a necessity of his life.The Threatening Eye|Edward Frederick Knight
British Dictionary definitions for uxorious
Word Origin for uxorious
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.