Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of a wife; regarded as befitting a wife.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a wife or married woman; peculiar to or befitting a wife.
  • Same as uxorious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Dotingly fond of, or servilely submissive to, a wife; uxorious; also, becoming a wife; pertaining to a wife.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a wife, her genes, her relatives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective befitting or characteristic of a wife

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin uxōrius, from uxor, wife.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin uxorius, from uxor (wife)

Examples

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  • Of or pertaining to a wife or wives.

    October 9, 2007

  • Love this word. Used it in my wedding speech. 150 guests and only found one who knew what I meant! Won't use it in a wedding speech again.

    April 25, 2008

  • Let's hope you won't have to. :-)

    April 25, 2008

  • Was your wife the one who knew it, 'erh?

    September 26, 2008

  • No. 'twas my friend Andy, a Latvian dentist.

    September 27, 2008

  • They are the best dentists.

    September 27, 2008

  • Latvians? Or people who know the meaning of uxorial? ;)

    September 27, 2008

  • People called Andy. :-)

    September 27, 2008

  • *rimshot!*

    September 27, 2008

  • Correct for not noticing my friends aren't.

    September 27, 2008