Uxorious Ux*o"ri*ous, a. [L. uxorius, fr. uxor a wife.] Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband. ``Uxorious magistrates.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

How wouldst thou insult, When I must live uxorious to thy will In perfect thraldom! --Milton. [1913 Webster] -- {Uxo*o"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ux*o"ri*ous*ness}, {n}. [1913 Webster]

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  • uxorious — (adj.) excessively fond of or submissive to one s wife, 1590s, from L. uxorius of or pertaining to a wife, from uxor (gen. uxoris) wife, of unknown origin. Uxorial, relating to a wife or wives, is recorded from 1800 and sometimes is used in the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • uxorious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great or excessive fondness for one s wife. DERIVATIVES uxoriousness noun. ORIGIN Latin uxoriosus, from uxor wife …   English terms dictionary

  • uxorious — [uk sôr′ē əs, ukzôr′ē əs] adj. [L uxorius < uxor, wife < ?] dotingly or irrationally fond of or submissive to one s wife uxoriously adv …   English World dictionary

  • uxorious — adjective Etymology: Latin uxorius uxorious, uxorial, from uxor wife Date: 1598 excessively fond of or submissive to a wife • uxoriously adverb • uxoriousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uxorious — adjective /ʌkˈsɔːɹ.i.əs,ʌkˈsɔɹ.i.əs,ʌɡˈzɔɹ.i.əs/ Overly devoted or submissive to ones wife. She was the cross her cuckolded, incompatible husband had to bear, and he was beneath those fantastic uniforms the pathetic, uxorious human aggregate of… …   Wiktionary

  • uxorious — /ʌkˈsɔriəs / (say uk sawreeuhs) adjective excessively or foolishly fond of one s wife; doting on a wife: *Ralph had been flooded with uxorious affection and well being as he heard Sancha sympathizing, How devastating for you, Di, not to have a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • uxorious — uxoriously, adv. uxoriousness, n. /uk sawr ee euhs, sohr , ug zawr , zohr /, adj. doting upon, foolishly fond of, or affectionately submissive toward one s wife. [1590 1600; < L uxorius, equiv. to uxor wife + ius IOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • uxorious — ux·o·ri·ous || ÊŒk sɔːrɪəs adj. excessively affectionate to one s wife, overly pampering one s wife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uxorious — [ʌk sɔ:rɪəs] adjective showing great or excessive fondness for one s wife. Derivatives uxoriously adverb uxoriousness noun Origin C16: from L. uxoriosus, from uxor wife …   English new terms dictionary

  • uxorious — ux·o·ri·ous …   English syllables

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