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Stepford

(ˈstɛpfəd)
n
(Psychology) Stepford wife a married woman who submits to her husband's will and is preoccupied by domestic concerns and her own personal appearance
adj
(Psychology) blandly conformist and submissive: a Stepford employee.
[C20: from The Stepford Wives (1972), a book by US writer Ira Levin which depicted a neighbourhood in which men turn their wives into placid and obedient robots]
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Louise admitted she felt like a "Stepford wife" during her 19-year marriage to former Liverpool star Jamie.
The next track Stepford Wife, which is a reference to the 1972 satirical novel by author Ira Levin, is, she says, a "lyrically cutting paean to domesticity".
Merchant Homes have secured planning permission a new residential development in Glasgow, Stepford Road, just north the city's Edinburgh Road.
Merchant Homes has secured planning permission for the proposed new residential development at Stepford Road, just north of the city's Edinburgh Road.
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In a recent interview, Thomas claimed that the Royal Family is like 'The Stepford Wives,' a 1975 horror film where women are replaced with robots to be a slave/acquiescent to their husbands.
Redknapp, 42, recently spoke of her marriage and how she wanted to return to performing after feeling she had become a "sort of Stepford Wife", and that things started to change for her after she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing last year.
"People might look at me and think I've got everything, but a sweeping staircase and designer handbag doesn't really do it for me" - Former singer Louise Redknapp confirming that she and her husband Jamie Redknapp are living apart, adding that she felt like a Stepford Wife.
Joanna Eberhardt, the ill-fated protagonist in Bryan Forbes's 1975 cinematic adaptation of Ira Levin's 1972 novel, The Stepford Wives, has an even more sinister fate thrust upon her, confronted as she is in her mid-thirties with a literal "feminine monster", at once grotesque and desirable, created in her image; a robotic gynoid that is about to replace her in the male-dominated theme park of blissful suburban life in the fictional town of Stepford.
They were like Stepford Wives with their fake smiles, I swear I thought they were machines.
the stepford Wives BBC1, 11.50pm When Joanna (Nicole Kidman) and her husband Walter move to the peaceful community of Stepford, they soon realise that something is not quite right.
IT HAS BEEN 40 years since Random House published The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin's immensely popular tale of submissive suburban robots.