Emma Thompson taught us a new word when asked the quality she most admires in a man in her edition of the Proust questionnaire in July's Vanity Fair. We looked it up in the OED, but the OED is too fucking massive to scan. One of the primary references was in a book by Isaac Disraeli, the father of British Prime Minister Benjamin, about King Charles I, who was accused of the same term because Parliament thought his wife's Catholic upbringing was making him soft on Catholics. (They tried to impeach her.) Here's a clue: Emma sure is whip-smart! Click the pic for the word.

uxoriousness

One entry found.

uxorious

Main Entry:

ux·o·ri·ous Listen to the pronunciation of uxorious Listen to the pronunciation of uxorious

Pronunciation:

\ˌək-ˈsȯr-ē-əs, ˌəg-ˈzȯr-\

Function:

adjective

Etymology:

Latin uxorius uxorious, uxorial, from uxor wife

Date:

1598

: excessively fond of or submissive to a wife

- ux·o·ri·ous·ly adverb

- ux·o·ri·ous·ness noun

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[Merriam-Webster]

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