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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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

  • uxoriousness — noun see uxorious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uxoriousness — See uxoriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • uxoriousness — noun Overt devotion or submissiveness to ones wife …   Wiktionary

  • uxoriousness — ux o·ri·ous·ness || ÊŒk sɔːrɪəsnɪs n. being excessively doting upon one s wife, excessive submission to one s wife …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uxoriousness — n. Philogyny, connubial dotage …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • uxoriousness — ux·o·ri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • uxoriousness — noun foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one s wife • Derivationally related forms: ↑uxorious • Hypernyms: ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑lovingness, ↑warmth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philogyny — Phi*log y*ny, n. [Gr. ?; ? loving + ? woman.] Fondness for women; uxoriousness; opposed to {misogyny}. [R.] Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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