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 (ŭk-sôr′ē-əs, ŭg-zôr′-)
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.
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Adv.1.uxoriously - in a loving and uxorious manneruxoriously - in a loving and uxorious manner; "he kept deferring uxoriously to Mary"
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The letter is generally used to show him up as a stuff), moralist, but with Il Dolce far Niente--in a sensuous image carefully brought within the bounds of marital propriety--mischievously, smugly, uxoriously, Hunt out-Rossettis Rossetti.
Credulousness of Satan, disbelief in God that humanity would be virtually damned, faithlessness, ingratitude, disobedience, gluttony, he for behaving uxoriously, she for not heeding her husband, both for not heeding their offspring, for not heeding the entire human race, parricide, theft, and plundering another, sacrilege, deceit, conspiring to gain Godhead, and an undeserved striving, pride, presumptuousness.
John Lahr doesn't mention it, but Olivier had long wanted to silence Tynan because, as a critic, he had consistently criticised Vivien Leigh for not being as good an actor as her then husband, when Olivier uxoriously insisted on acting with her.