AskDefine | Define henpecked

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henpecked adj : harassed by persistent nagging [syn: dominated]

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  1. Particularly of husbands, plagued or overwhelmed by a nagging or overbearing wife.
    The bar became a haven for henpecked husbands to go to commiserate.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abused, browbeaten, downtrod, downtrodden, ground down, in leading strings, misused, on a leash, on a string, oppressed, ordered around, overborne, regimented, servile, slavish, submissive, trampled, tyrannized, unmanned
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