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Meaning of "uxorious" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UXORIOUS

From Latin uxōrius concerning a wife, from uxor wife.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UXORIOUS

uxorious  [ʌkˈsɔːrɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UXORIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Uxorious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UXORIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of uxorious in the English dictionary

The definition of uxorious in the dictionary is excessively attached to or dependent on one's wife.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UXORIOUS


accessorius
ˌæksɛsˈɔːrɪəs
aureus
ˈɔːrɪəs
Boreas
ˈbɔːrɪəs
censorious
sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs
demeritorious
diːˌmerɪˈtɔːrɪəs
glorious
ˈɡlɔːrɪəs
gressorious
ɡreˈsɔːrɪəs
inglorious
ɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs
laborious
ləˈbɔːrɪəs
meritorious
ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəs
Nestorius
nɛˈstɔːrɪəs
notorious
nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs
Pretorius
prɪˈtɔːrɪəs
sartorius
sɑːˈtɔːrɪəs
scorious
ˈskɔːrɪəs
Sertorius
sɜːˈtɔːrɪəs
uncensorious
ˌʌnsenˈsɔːrɪəs
uproarious
ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs
vainglorious
ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs
victorious
vɪkˈtɔːrɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UXORIOUS

uvula
uvulae
uvular
uvularly
uvulitis
UWB
UWIST
Uxbridge
Uxmal
uxorial
uxorially
uxoricidal
uxoricide
uxorilocal
uxoriously
uxoriousness
uy
Uys
uz

WORDS THAT END LIKE UXORIOUS

bi-curious
carious
curious
deleterious
delicious
delirious
furious
gregarious
hilarious
illustrious
industrious
injurious
lugubrious
luxurious
mysterious
nefarious
precarious
serious
spurious
various
vicarious

Synonyms and antonyms of uxorious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «uxorious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UXORIOUS

Find out the translation of uxorious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of uxorious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «uxorious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

uxorious
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gurrumino
570 millions of speakers

English

uxorious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

uxorious
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

uxorious
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

uxorious
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uxorious
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ত্রৈণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excessivement dévoué à sa femme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uxorious
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

treu ergeben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

uxorious
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

uxorious
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uxorious
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sợ vợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனைவியிடத்தில் மிகப் பற்றுள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कट्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karısına çok düşkün
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

affezionato alla moglie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uxorious
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

uxorious
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uxorious
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

uxorious
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verslaafd aan sy vrou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uxorious
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uxorious
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uxorious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UXORIOUS»

The term «uxorious» is normally little used and occupies the 137.853 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UXORIOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «uxorious» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «uxorious» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about uxorious

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UXORIOUS»

Discover the use of uxorious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uxorious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jackie By Josie: A Novel
Through her marriage to Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy was no longer uxorious as she had been with John F. Kennedy (if indeed there was some female version of uxorious, which there is not), and was finally able to enter into a marriage, like  ...
Caroline Preston, 1998
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ...
Towards his queen he was nothing uxorious, nor scarce indulgent ; but companionable and respective. Bacon. That uxorious king, whose heart, though large, Beguil'd bv fair idolatresses, fell To idols foul. Milton. How wouldst thou insult, When ...
Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, 1805
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How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You ...
uxorious. uxorious(adj.) = (of a husband) displaying an indulgent fondness for one's wife from the Latin uxor: wife e.g. On the TV show Richard and Judy, Richard's constant attention to his wife Judy gave the impression of an uxorious man ...
Hubert van den Bergh, 2010
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Paradise Lost (Kastan Edition):
444. that uxorious king: i.e., Solomon, who, overfond of his 700 wives (uxorious), was led to follow pagan gods (1 Kings 11: 1–4); for his large heart, see 1 Kings 4: 29 where God gives him “largeness of heart” (i.e., intellect). 446–452. Thammuz ...
John Milton, David Scott Kastan
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Livin' it and Lovin' it!
My wife, Kathy, told Linda to answer Paul with, “Yes, I do want you to be 'uxorious' . That is exactly what I have been trying to get you to be for the last three months!” Not amused, Paul replied that he had not intended it to be a compliment.
Joel Davisson, 2006
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Couples in Conflict
4. Searching. for. the. Roots. of. Marital. Conflict. in. Uxoricides1. and. Uxorious. Husbands2. Rena. L.Repetti. UCLA,. Dept. of. Psychology. In their provocative chapter on the evolutionary origins of conflict in couples, Wilson and Daly argued  ...
Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter, Mari Clements, 2001
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
Towards his queen he wa3 nothing uxorious. Bacon.— That uxoriouj king. Milt. — When I must live uxorious to thy will. Milton. * UXORIOUSLY. adv. [from uxorious.' ] With fond submission to a wife. If thou art thus uxo- riou/lj/ inclined. Dry den.
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Vocabulary Dictionary and Workbook: 2,856 Words You Must Know
uxorious (uk-SÔR-ē-әs, ug-ZÔR-ē-әs) adj. A man who's uxorious is overly devoted, submissive (agreeably obedient), or attentive to his wife. In his 1990 review of the book Loving Letters from Ogden Nash, critic Jonathan Yard- ley wrote, ...
Mark Phillips, 2006
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Oomph!
Chapter. 25. Uxorious. “Good afternoon, hello?” “Hi, Suzette. It's me, Jeremy. How are you?” “Um, great.” I thought, Oh shit/ Why is he calling me at home? “I know, I know, you told me not to call, but I had a weak moment. I just wanted to hear ...
Marlene Tedaldi, 2012
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Oxford English Mini Dictionary
uxorious. uterus n. the womb. uterine adj. utilitarian adj. useful rather than decorative. utilitarianism n. the belief that the right course of action is the one that leads to the greatest happiness of the majority. utility n. (pl. utilities) 1 the state of being ...
Oxford Dictionaries,, Charlotte Buxton, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UXORIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term uxorious is used in the context of the following news items.
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Calling Thy Baebae
Some husbands went the uxorious "Begum" route, but most were happier to address their wives was Bhagywaan — literally "the lucky one." The number of ... «Outlook, Jun 15»
2
Andy Murray destroys Rafael Nadal to claim Madrid Masters
But he was into uxorious uberdrive following his straight sets win in the final over defending champion Rafael Nadal. Murray wrote on the camera lens: "Marriage ... «RFI, May 15»
3
Meteor reigns again at Warrnambool
Williams is no stranger to Wangoom Handicap success, having won the 2011 edition with Uxorious, who like Reigning Meteor was syndicated and raced by ... «Racing.com, May 15»
4
Churchill Howlers From Boris
Reynaud was a notorious womaniser unlike the uxorious Churchill so it is odd that Boris dumps on a prime minister so much closer to his own life-story. «Huffington Post UK, Oct 14»
5
iPhone 6 Plus video shows handset being bent out of shape
... from Unbox Therapy, in which the presenter is able to use his bare hands to make the iPhone 6 Plus appear as flexible and pliant as an uxorious husband. «uSwitch.com, Sep 14»
6
Book Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
Camille has been showered with praise and gifts by her uxorious husband, often out of guilt over his own philandering. Mr. Whitaker is circumspect to a fault in ... «Wall Street Journal, Sep 14»
7
Men, grab those razors, we have reached 'peak beard,' study finds
Now, if you ask me, these were misogynistic gestures, despite the artists' uxorious instincts; for I have never come across a woman who actually likes a man's ... «StarPhoenix, Jun 14»
8
Who's the real Flashman of the Tory party?
“I think there's more Flashman in Boris, the rogueish swordsman, than in uxorious, reliable Dave. Certainly, MacDonald Fraser told me in 2005 — when Boris ... «Evening Standard, May 14»
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Before the Winter Chill
Being the uxorious type Paul resists Lou's advances, but his defence weakens just as he suffers a breakdown and is forced to take a sabbatical from the ... «The Arts Desk, May 14»
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RORC Caribbean 600 starts in spectacular conditions
Colin Buffin's British Swan 62, Uxorious IV, is second on the water, however Jonty Layfield's brand new Azzuree 46, Sleeper, is having a cracking start. Just two ... «Scuttlebutt Sailing News, Feb 14»

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