uxoriousness


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to uxoriousness: convoluted
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to uxoriousness

foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

References in periodicals archive ?
(32) For a discussion of Erec's uxoriousness, particularly in relation to Chretien's source text, the Aeneid, see Marilynn Desmond, Reading Dido; Gender, Textuality, and the Medieval Aeneid (Minneapolis, 1994), 99-128.
Uxoriousness may be a luxurious disease from which we suffer in delight.
The inclusion in The Kings Cabinet Opened of a letter from the unhappy early years of the royal marriage heightens the sense not only of the king's uxoriousness, but of the queen's foreign, non-English ways.
In his biography of his father, Francis Deng deals frankly and in detail with Deng Majok's prodigious uxoriousness. Chapter Twelve is significantly entitled 'The Economics of Polygyny.' (39) By Dinka tradition there is no limit to the number of wives that a man can marry provided that he can afford them.
While sexual liaisons with many partners may appear to have been his poetic persona's favorite game, Ovid admits, not surprisingly, only to honorable uxoriousness in "real life." Hermann Frankel (1945, 132) discreetly defends his subject, describing him as one who "could boast a heart responsive to Cupid's darts" (a reminiscence of Tr.
In his biography of his father, Francis Deng deals frankly and in detail with Deng Majok's prodigious uxoriousness. Chapter Twelve is significantly entitled "The Economics of Polygyny." (39) By Dinka tradition there is no limit to the number of wives that a man can marry provided that he can afford them.
Militarism, dominance, and arrogance, all badges of the aristocracy, were challenged by fashionable middle-class cults of civility, uxoriousness, and sensibility.
In fact, Enid is worried about the "scoff and jeer and babble of him/ As of a prince whose manhood was all gone,/And molten down in mere uxoriousness" (Tennyson 1994: 434), and she believes that she is the cause of his loss of manliness.
Throughout the novel, his sentimental education is supervised by a hands-on faculty of tomboys, crushes, mistresses, one-night stands and, of course, his two wives: first, insulated, always unattainable Phyllis, that "beautiful math major"; then, "small, dense-bodied" Julia, whom he wins away from the local Episcopalian minister, a woman who finally teaches him uxoriousness and the pleasures of keeping it in his pants, whom he grows old with and will be buried beside.
Similarly, Pruitt's focus on the passage where Raphael rebukes Adam's uxoriousness leads her to neglect the reciprocal character of relations between Raphael and Eve early in the angelic visit.
This is dynamite, as biographers have always supposed the virtuous Ash to have been devoted to his wife, and have attributed the riper passages in his verse to a sort of transcendent uxoriousness. With these letters, Michell can blow the field of Ash studies sky-high and make his name in the process.
Ironically for such a model of uxoriousness, while La Trobe was absent on his travels in 1848, she suffered a fall while out in the jaunting car and the family dated her subsequent gradual decline which ended in her death in 1854 from that accident.
Gore sincerely loves his wife that a self-congratulatory display of his uxoriousness is so deplorable.
(1.) See this study also for a brief overview of critical views on Adam's narcissism and his "uxoriousness."
She sees sexual desire as crucial in the portrayals of tyranny by Shakespeare and Jonson, and finds Macbeth compromised by dependency on his wife to the point of 'uxoriousness'.