AskDefine | Define uxorious

Dictionary Definition

uxorious adj : foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

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English

Etymology

uxorius "of or pertaining to a wife" from uxor "wife"

Pronunciation

  • /ɐkˈsoɹiəs/, /ɐgˈzoɹiəs/

Adjective

  1. Overly devoted or submissive to one's wife.
    • 1991, The Advertiser, 12 Oct.,
      She was the cross her cuckolded, incompatible husband had to bear, and he was—beneath those fantastic uniforms—the pathetic, uxorious human aggregate of love and good intentions, which, quite frankly, bored her most of the time.
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