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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But Daylight was not unduly uxorious. He lived his man's life just as she lived her woman's life.
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.
In the meantime, Hindley is uxorious after he marries a "rather thin, but young, and fresh complexioned" wife.
(Colin and Elizabeth, Hanks' children by his first wife, Samantha Lewes, are in their 30s.) Hanks is famously uxorious, and his reliability as an actor is something that, from his first marriage at the age of 21, he has pegged to the stability of his home life.
In so doing he might atone for their offense by reintegrating himself into the ritual order of the family as a filial son and dutiful father, thereby putting behind his bohemian experiment as a uxorious husband and a lumpen-literatus.
Perhaps, given the spoiled, vain, uxorious heir to a vast sugar fortune that he was, style to him was little more than a momentary distraction to be abandoned at the first onset of tedium.
uxorious. Nevertheless he does not cease to hold to them" (2).
opposition between uxorious Greek and barbarian monarchs in the play
QUETTA -- Criticizing 'Protection of Women Against Violence Bill', Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called Punjab Assembly the 'house of uxorious MPAs'
From this uxorious standpoint, the transition from the seriously imperfect system of shame to the fiercely puritanical dispensation of sin must rate as problematic, at the very least.
...a woman loses the brain she was born with if she believes for a moment she of all women will escape enslavement of mind, milk, mooring, the machinations of centuries, to arrive in a blissful, benign, borderless Brook Farm where men are uxorious, mooning, bewitched, besotted, bereft of all beastly, beer-guzzling qualities.
understands that to "live uxorious to thy [Dalila's] will/ In