Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wondress Words Wednesday - 12/6/2017

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I usually do not post unfamiliar words I find in books, but this word just stood out.  

The spelling caught my eye so I decided to share.

The word:  UXORIOUS

The meaning is:  having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.

A bit of an odd word don't you think?

I found this unusual word in a book that I am LOVING.  DANGEROUS CROSSING by Rachel Rhys.


The word was found on Page 259 in this sentence:  "There's nothing more attractive to a certain type of woman than an uxorious man." 

I don't agree with that sentence, do you?

11 comments:

  1. Nice word Elizabeth, although not one I would like to associate with, or have associated with me.

    It almost sounds on a par with obsessive or possessive, a wee bit on the spooky scale!!

    Thanks for sharing. I haven't taken part in this meme for ages and I do have a list of suitable words, so I really must make the effort :)

    Yvonne

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    1. I agree...not a word I would want to associate with or have associated with me.

      A very unpleasant word.

      Thanks for commenting, Yvonne.

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  2. What an interesting word! I do think there are some women who would find a man like that attractive but I'm not one of them.

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    1. It is very interesting, and I agree.

      Not the kind of man for me.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. It is a cool-sounding/spelling word. As a 46-year married man, I think I will pass on any further comment!

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    1. Good thinking, Lloyd. :)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. I kind of wish it meant something I could use in everyday life, because it sounds so cool.

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    1. Me too...it would be fun to throw it around and see the looks on people's faces. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Raimey.

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  5. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for sharing this wondrous word from your reading. It is not an attractive adjective, in my opinion.

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    1. I agree...not an attractive word/adjective at all.

      Thanks for commenting, Suko.

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