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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 16th century


Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.

Examples of Uxorious in a sentence

"His uxorious habit of giving flowers to his wife every Friday earned him some teasing at the florist. "

"After 50 years of marriage, he still felt as uxorious as he did on their wedding day."

About Uxorious

Being uxorious isn’t just about being a devoted husband. It usually implies an excessive amount of affection or even submissiveness. While we won’t call her domineering, the wife in a uxorious couple is probably the boss of the house.

Did you Know?

It’s about as straightforward a translation from Latin as you can get. In Latin, "uxor" means "wife." "Uxorious" (adjective), "uxoriously" (adverb), and "uxoriousness" (noun) are all related to devotion and affection toward one’s wife.

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