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Feb 5, 2013
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Words to describe people

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impetuous
uxorious
implacable
cantankerous
impudent

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with Anu Garg

uxorious

PRONUNCIATION:
(uk-SOHR-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Excessively devoted or submissive toward one's wife.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin uxor (wife). The feminine counterpart of this word is maritorious. Earliest documented use: 1598.

USAGE:
"Mostly, though, Harold Pinter is uxorious -- showering his wife with flowers, poems, jewellery, and impeccably chosen books. It is rare to read of a modern marriage maturing into such singular devotion."
Anne Kingston; Books; Maclean's (Toronto, Canada); Nov 15, 2010.

See more usage examples of uxorious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director, and producer (1894-1964)

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