- doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
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.Obama's Vanishing Sex Appeal
September 6, 2010
Of them all Hilperik, the King of Neustria, was the most uxorious and effeminate.The Story of Rouen
Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
I have no wish to see the uxorious object, though you praise him.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
Why, of course, Tom Redworth would be uxorious—the very man!Diana of the Crossways, Complete
It might almost be said of him that he was the most uxorious of husbands.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
But with the luxurious and uxorious love which does hinder action he had done.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron
Francis Henry Gribble
- excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife
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.