One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.
- ‘An uxorious man, he had brought to Australia his wife Vanessa, despite her phobia about flying.’
- ‘He was an almost perfect spouse - uxorious, hard working, a good provider; gentle.’
- ‘Domingo is highly courtly and uxorious towards her, despite the abounding stories of affairs.’
- ‘Both are uxorious men, both delight in their young families.’
- ‘He is famously uxorious but seldom lets the cameras catch a glimpse of Moira, his wife.’
Late 16th century: from Latin uxoriosus, from uxor ‘wife’.
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