American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of a wife; regarded as befitting a wife.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a wife or married woman; peculiar to or befitting a wife.
- Same as uxorious.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Dotingly fond of, or servilely submissive to, a wife; uxorious; also, becoming a wife; pertaining to a wife.
- adj. befitting or characteristic of a wife
- From Latin uxorius, from uxor (wife) (Wiktionary)
- From Latin uxōrius, from uxor, wife. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After all, even Livia could not claim uxorial and maternal ties to three Augusti.”
“Only a sense of uxorial duty to his position stopped Hadrian from sending Sabina into exile.34”
“We got to see vintage big Bill again this summer as he saw his uxorial partner in political brazenness lose to a rookie.”
“Ought to be fun, will enjoy whatever tidbits you dole out regarding uxorial bliss later in life or not, some things are private, even for a blogger.”
“She takes the sandwich from him and bites into it, an uxorial gesture meant to allay suspicion.”
“As was so often the case, P.G. Wodehouse reached deep into the heart of the matter: collecting sporting memorabilia requires dedication, a willingness to speculate, a tolerance of risk and, too often, a certain amount of the ‘iron in the soul’ that equips a man to survive uxorial disapproval.”
“Is that an unfair advantage in the never ending uxorial struggle to stay on the reservation?”
“Will I need to look uxorial up the next time John uses the word?”
“# Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinnon 14 Mar 2007 at 2:28 pm chang, not only did I need to look up uxorial, I had to look it up the last time Scalzi used the word.”
“Now I have been humbled by having to drop to my knees and propitiate the Great God Google to find out what “uxorial” meant.”
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