Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It was, she said, just the opposite—she who had been henpecked.

People said that Squire Hall was henpecked; they also said that he had married beneath him.

I had heard of henpecked husbands and now I felt that I saw one.

I had the gout, my wife was a shrew, and I was—a henpecked husband.

I am prepared to become an awful example of a henpecked husband.

Certainly you never could have henpecked me into Congress the way you did Jim Walton!

His neighbours used to say of him, "The puir body's henpecked."

There are henpecked husbands, it has been remarked, even in aboriginal Australia.

Take it he was henpecked when he married, and Madam Esmond took the spirit out of him when she got him in her island.

I vow nothing would induce her to believe that Harry was not henpecked—nothing.