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uxorious

[ uhk-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr-, uhg-zawr-, -zohr- ]
/ ʌkˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˌzoʊr- /
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adjective
doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
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Origin of uxorious

1590–1600; <Latin ūxōrius, equivalent to ūxor wife + -ius-ious

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British Dictionary definitions for uxorious

uxorious
/ (ʌkˈsɔːrɪəs) /

adjective
excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife

Derived forms of uxorious

uxoriously, adverbuxoriousness, noun

Word Origin for uxorious

C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife
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