ux·​o·​ri·​ous | \ ˌək-ˈsȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce uxorious (audio) , ˌəg-ˈzȯr- How to pronounce uxorious (audio) \

Definition of uxorious

: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife

Other Words from uxorious

uxoriously adverb
uxoriousness noun

Examples of uxorious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The uxorious Hoosier, whose political career seemed deader than Lazarus or Myspace two years ago, is now a heartbeat—or a Robert Mueller indictment— away from being leader of the free world. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of uxorious

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uxorious

Latin uxorius uxorious, uxorial, from uxor wife

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“Uxorious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uxorious. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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