from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

uxorious +‎ -ness


  • 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?

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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

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

    The Picture – review

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

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • 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

  • 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.

    I'd Like Not To Thank The Academy

  • But again, say for one suffering from uxoriousness, or for an hypochondriac, what remedy should be applied?


  • He had not guessed at this kind of happiness, he was even frightened that one day it would be taken from him, and he did not even mind that men laughed at him because of his sudden uxoriousness.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • Towards the end of April he made a like complaint to another old friend, one Dupouy, who accused him of neglecting old friends through uxoriousness.

    She Stands Accused


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • 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

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

    October 9, 2007