uxorious

A man who dotes on or really adores his wife is uxorious; often that's an admirable trait, but sometimes, if it's carried too far, it makes you ask, "Who wears the pants in this family?"

Uxorious goes back to the Latin root ūxor, "wife," and it came into English in the 16th century. Uxorious is usually negative, a way to show that a husband has too much concern for his wife or is submissive to her wants. The husband is uxorious if he lets his wife control him. There's no corresponding adjective you can use of a wife dominated by her husband, at least none in common use.

DEFINITIONS OF: uxorious

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adj foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

Synonyms
loving
feeling or showing love and affection
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