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

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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, "Does God Believe in Trump? White Evangelicals are Sticking with Their "Prince of Lies"," 5 Oct. 2017 Big Baller—and is often shown in videos walking around his home in Chino Hills, California, doing domestic things and making uxorious remarks about family life. Thomas Beller, The New Yorker, "Maybe the Earth Is Flat If You Are Kyrie Irving," 29 Mar. 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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The first known use of uxorious was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Uxorious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uxoriousness. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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