American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or having to do with an uncle.
- adj. Regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to an uncle.
- adj. In the manner of an uncle, pertaining to an uncle.
- adj. by extension Kind, genial, benevolent, or tolerant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to an uncle.
- adj. resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence
- adj. being or relating to an uncle
- From Latin avunculus ("maternal uncle"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin avunculus, maternal uncle; see awo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The former justice minister is known as an avuncular and soft-spoken man who quit the cabinet in the early days of the uprising and immediately joined the rebels in Benghazi.”
“But while Norton's lavish tribute may well have had a certain avuncular motive, it's evident that the fervor and clamor of young Kipling's balladry stirred the old Brahmin to his bones.”
“The first one I can only describe as avuncular and earnest.”
“The TV listings call Larry King "avuncular," which describes his affability but sets him somewhat apart from his guests.”
“I think he brought a kind of avuncular approach to "World News Tonight," but I never thought he had a really serious gravitas that he brought to "World News Tonight," and maybe that was just because of who he is, maybe that was just his personality.”
“My foolproof/proof fool method as a child: memorize the definition of "avuncular," since it was the last question on the Wechsler.”
“You can ` t-- you can ` t expect to walk into this and just be kind of avuncular and kind -- and think you ` re going to win it.”
“And his friendships in England were of the same kind of avuncular nature.”
“He can do it in that kind of avuncular way that he has.”
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