Marital Richard Armitage

excessively fond of or devoted to one's wife. Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy and dawn French as Geraldine Granger in Vicar of Dibley. Source:

Excessively fond of or devoted to one’s wife. Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy and dawn French as Geraldine Granger in Vicar of Dibley. Source:

~ by Servetus on February 19, 2017.

25 Responses to “Marital Richard Armitage”

  1. I had no idea that was what uxorious meant… not a word I tend to use. And surely a contradiction in terms when it comes to RA. How could he be TOO devoted 😉


    • I remember running across this word in school and having no idea what it meant; comes from Latin uxor, uxoris (wife) — definitely one of those instances when learning Latin before I was 23 would have helped a lot.


  2. I had no idea this word existed.


    • I think it’s a really useful word. However, I was thinking yesterday that given the heavy non-native speaker population of this blog, it might be hard to pick words that appeal to everyone. Some of the native speakers are going to know more words …


  3. Me too. Now I know there is a word to describe my husband. Just kidding. He is only slightly devoted. Not excessive.


    • I use this word off and on, usually to mean “the type of man who prefers to be or enjoys being married.” Some dictionaries include “submissive to one’s wife” in their definitions but I don’t think I’ve ever run across that usage in context.


  4. You are just cracking me up😂


  5. Ode to a Devoted Dude.

    There once was a guy quite notorious,
    For being a tad too uxorious,
    He was so sweet,
    He’d cut his wife’s meat,
    Until it became to laborious.

    Kathy Jones

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  6. Sigh – that LOOK.
    On medieval paintings of wives of kings, most have ‘uxor’ + the name of the husband/king written on them. Actually it often says VXOR, but as a historian you already know this.
    Please keep posting these. Why should vocab building be tedious when we have you + Richard Armitage 🙂


    • ahhh!!! this is where i must have seen it! Had no clue what it meant but it was vaguely familiar! Great word and context, learn a new thing/word every day with RA 🙂


  7. I for one never tire of learning new words or phrases and this is one of the places you always can come to to be enlightened 🙂


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