uxorious


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ux·o·ri·ous

 (ŭk-sôr′ē-əs, ŭg-zôr′-)
adj.
Excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife.

[From Latin uxōrius, from uxor, wife.]

ux·o′ri·ous·ly adv.
ux·o′ri·ous·ness n.

uxorious

(ʌkˈsɔːrɪəs)
adj
excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife
[C16: from Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife]
uxˈoriously adv
uxˈoriousness n

ux•o•ri•ous

(ʌkˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr-, ʌgˈzɔr-, -ˌzoʊr-)

adj.
doting upon or affectionately submissive toward one's wife.
[1590–1600; < Latin ūxōrius, adj. derivative of ūxor wife; see -ous]
ux•o′ri•ous•ly, adv.
ux•o′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uxorious - foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
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With these in troop Came ASTORETH, whom the PHOENICIANS call'd ASTARTE, Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns; To whose bright Image nightly by the Moon SIDONIAN Virgins paid their Vows and Songs, In SION also not unsung, where stood Her Temple on th' offensive Mountain, built By that uxorious King, whose heart though large, Beguil'd by fair Idolatresses, fell To Idols foul.
As we get to see more of him, it becomes increasingly clear that Putta can with equal facility and no real contradiction also merit the tags of Wife-Beater Putta, Uxorious Putta, Good Samaritan Putta, Whoremonger Putta, and Gambler Putta, among others.
understands that to "live uxorious to thy [Dalila's] will/ In
The uxorious protagonist in Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage feels controlled by his obsession for his beloved.
David is vaguely aware of his doublethink as can be seen from his description of his relationship with Soraya (2): "His sentiments are, he is aware, complacent, even uxorious.
His personal failings were swiftly and unerringly identified with his political aspirations in a way that interlinked his "sexual irmnorality, his political deception, and his uxorious enthrallment as symptoms of his unmanly character" (54-5).
When my first wife left me for being too uxorious, I reacted as most Greeks would.
The most convincing argument I've read is Penelope Freedman's, who observes that at this moment, Ford switches from addressing his wife with the "vous" form to the more intimate "tu": this pronoun change marks his own transformation, she explains, from "jealous domestic tyrant to uxorious husband--no longer 'an heretic,' but a devoted believer"; Power and Passion in Shakespeare's Pronouns: Interrogating 'you' and 'thou' (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007):26.
Instead, the comparatively uxorious railroaders used the nation cruelly, building lines in response to the pressure not of demand for transport from goods and travelers, but from suckers looking to turn a buck, eager to be conned by investment in a railroad--any railroad.
One was long uxorious, the other married late; one's writing became a byword for scandalous concupiscence, the other's is reticent about desire, let alone romance.
I never thought I'd have to use the word uxorious, but that's what my son is.
Among his perspectives are the fruit of usury, Samson Sybariticus, revolution and romance, killing no murder, uxorious usurers, and blind man's bluff.