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Line breaks: ux¦or|ial
Pronunciation: /ʌkˈsɔːrɪəl

Definition of uxorial in English:


Relating to a wife: she was typecast in uxorial roles
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  • The women's auxiliaries articulated an uxorial identity for their members and stressed the importance of well-managed homes with competent wives at the helm.
  • Wormholes, the first of my uxorial collaborations, is a game of starship tactics.
  • While she never seems to have shied away from revealing every detail about her sex life, on this subject she remains studiously tight-lipped, only hinting about her own uxorial conflicts.


early 19th century: from Latin uxor 'wife' + -ial.

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