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synonyms for henpecked

  • acquiescent
  • browbeaten
  • compliant
  • constrained
  • docile
  • dominated
  • in fear of one's wife
  • intimidated
  • led by the nose
  • meek
  • nagged
  • obedient
  • passive
  • resigned
  • subjected to nagging
  • submissive
  • timid
  • unassertive
  • under one's thumb
  • unresisting
  • wife-ridden
  • yielding
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How to use henpecked in a sentence

Martha paid as little attention to the old man's injunctions as a predominant dame gives to those of a henpecked husband.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
He still believed that she was excessively fond of him—a common delusion of husbands, especially when henpecked.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Socrates was henpecked, and was one of the greatest philosophers in the world—but the rule does not hold good any longer.
THE FOOLISH ALMANAKANONYMOUS
I saw one instance where a henpecked husband "ran amok" and killed or wounded seventeen people before he himself was killed.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
I am prepared to become an awful example of a henpecked husband.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 1 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
The plain truth was that poor Isaac was at times badly henpecked.
JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGAND'S OF GREECEBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
In a house where the wife is master—the husband henpecked:—'the grey mare is the better horse.'
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
Here was a transformation from the paternal position into that of a henpecked husband!
THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILEJOHN HANNING SPEKE
She nagged and henpecked him till I'd have been sorry if 'twas anybody else; as 'twas, I got consider'ble satisfaction out of it.
THE DEPOT MASTERJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
Skimmington, skim′ing-ton, n. a burlesque procession intended to ridicule a henpecked husband: a riot generally.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
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