avuncular


avun·cu·lar

adjective \ə-ˈvəŋ-kyə-lər\

: like an uncle : kind or friendly like an uncle

Full Definition of AVUNCULAR

1
:  of or relating to an uncle
2
:  suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality <avuncular indulgence>
avun·cu·lar·i·ty \ə-ˌvəŋ-kyə-ˈla-rə-tē, -ˈler-ə-\ noun
avun·cu·lar·ly \ə-ˈvəŋ-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb

Examples of AVUNCULAR

  1. a man known for his avuncular charm

Origin of AVUNCULAR

Latin avunculus maternal uncle — more at uncle
First Known Use: 1831

Rhymes with AVUNCULAR

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