uxoriousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uxoriousness - foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wifeuxoriousness - foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife
affectionateness, lovingness, fondness, warmth - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
Translations

uxoriousness

nErgebenheit fseiner Frau gegenüber
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