Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being uxorious; connubial dotage; foolish fondness for a wife.

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  • noun Overt devotion or submissiveness to one's wife.

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  • noun foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

Etymologies

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uxorious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We are all aware that the Obamas have a wonderful marriage, and his uxoriousness is the talk of all the women's magazines; but is she really influential when it comes to surging in Afghanistan; bombing Iran; and the political haggling over taxes?

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  • I swoon with delight - if only because of "uxoriousness".

    Lend Me A Tenor

  • I was very fond of Anthony LaPaglia, too, as the eponymous tenor, who turns on a dime from lust to uxoriousness, from despair to confusion, from star quality to human concern for a fellow artist, without ever losing his character along the way.

    Lend Me A Tenor

  • I was very fond of Anthony LaPaglia, too, as the eponymous tenor, who turns on a dime from lust to uxoriousness, from despair to confusion, from star quality to human concern for a fellow artist, without ever losing his character along the way.

    Lend Me A Tenor

  • The most fascinating character is a satiric old courtier, Eubulus, who spends the whole play railing against the Hungarian king's uxoriousness.

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  • Eye color, walking stride, and uxoriousness are examples of traits which are not ordinarily competencies of consequence to leadership.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Eye color, walking stride, and uxoriousness are examples of traits which are not ordinarily competencies of consequence to leadership.

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  • When you are in your "caretaking" mode, like you do with me in the mornings, or with your dolls Jeannie, Patty and Millie (Ludmilla), your affection and uxoriousness is heart-achingly boundless.

    on not going gently

  • When you are in your "caretaking" mode, like you do with me in the mornings, or with your dolls Jeannie, Patty and Millie (Ludmilla), your affection and uxoriousness is heart-achingly boundless.

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  • Though some speeches included words like "geriatrics" and "uxoriousness," the Flesch readability test--designed to measure how difficult a text is to understand--placed them at a fifth-grade reading level.

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  • The character or quality of being uxorious; doting or submissive fondness of one's wife.

    October 9, 2007

  • Anyone else find it interesting that there doesn't seem to be an equivalent term for doting or submissive fondness of one's husband? I guess because that was considered the ideal way of things, so they didn't have to invent a word for it...

    October 9, 2007