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uxorial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uxorial befitting or characteristic of a wife
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Uxorial Dotingly fond of, or servilely submissive to, a wife; uxorious; also, becoming a wife; pertaining to a wife. "The speech [of Zipporah, Ex. iv. 25] is not a speech of reproach or indignation, but of uxorial endearment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uxorial Of or pertaining to a wife or married woman; peculiar to or befitting a wife.
    • uxorial Same as uxorious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Uxorial pertaining to a wife
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Uxorious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. uxoriusuxor, a wife.

Usage

In literature:

They become exaggeratedly uxorious without in the least meaning to.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
Riccabocca, the wiliest and most relentless of men in his maxims, melted into absolute uxorial imbecility at the sight of that mute distress.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
You fancy Argyll an imbecile of uxoriousness.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
He was a very uxorious man, you know, and most domestic.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916" by Various
The subject was one which was dear to the uxorious herder.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
They were supposed to be on terms of close friendship with Pitt, who had married their sister, and was the most uxorious of husbands.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In the mean time I observed my old friend to be very uxorious, and exceedingly fond of his children.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
She had not been exacting, nor he uxorious.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
He was worried, of course, but his period of eccentric uxoriousness was over.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Under her influence Fernando promptly became meek and uxorious.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
What an uxorious fellow!
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
His uxoriousness represents the explanation of the revolutionary changes that took place in the government and the religion of England.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Yet he became deeply attached to his wife, and proved in fact nearly as uxorious as his father.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
These words smack of the uxorious policy recommended to husbands by Poor Richard.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
Of this uxorious monarch's other three wives, it is unnecessary to speak.
"Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I (of 2)" by Henry Glassford Bell
If Grandfather only knew, he wouldn't think he needed any exhortation to avoid uxoriousness.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
There never were such uxorious chaps in this world, I do believe.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
Riccabocca, the wiliest and most relentless of men in his maxims, melted into absolute uxorial imbecility at the sight of that mute distress.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852." by Various
But no one called Wallenstein uxorious or accused him of careless living in the article of women.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
Young gentlemen of the present day are not an uxorious race, and Frank was like his fellows.
"Contraband" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
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