uxorious

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Etymology[edit]

Latin uxorius (of or pertaining to a wife) from uxor (wife).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʌkˈsɔːɹ.i.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌkˈsɔɹ.i.əs/, /ʌɡˈzɔɹ.i.əs/
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Particularly: "UK"

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uxorious (comparative more uxorious, superlative most uxorious)

  1. Overly devoted or submissive to one's wife.
    • 1991, The Advertiser, 12 Oct.,
      She was the cross her cuckolded, incompatible husband had to bear, and he was—beneath those fantastic uniforms—the pathetic, uxorious human aggregate of love and good intentions, which, quite frankly, bored her most of the time.

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