Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like or becoming to a cousin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like or becoming a cousin.

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  • adjective Characteristic of, or suitable to, a cousin

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  • adjective like or befitting a cousin

Etymologies

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cousin +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He now no longer thought his cousin without them, but he thought she knew how to control them; in fact, they had grown to love each other with that certain kind of cousinly affection which one often sees, and which is very true and lifelong, but has not the rapture, the intensity, nor the anguish, which belong to really falling in love.

    Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days

  • I only pray that my fragile and beloved son—the cousinly playmate of your youth—may now know the peace he could never find here on earth.

    "The Game Is Rigged" (A 2nd Letter From Uncle Bernie)

  • A cousinly interrogation peppered with snide innuendo.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A cousinly interrogation peppered with snide innuendo.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A cousinly interrogation peppered with snide innuendo.

    Earl of Durkness

  • It was the turn of the moderate voices for a while, and not urging brotherly or cousinly forgiveness and love, but laying down bluntly the brutal facts; for if this stalemate, wrangling and waste continued, said Robert Bossu with cold, clear emphasis, there would eventually be nothing worth annexing or retaining, only a desolation where the victor, if the survivor so considered himself, might sit down in the ashes and moulder.

    A River So Long

  • This is one of my worst golfing habits, and it drives my golf partner, Joe, into fits of cousinly fury that he does a good job of disguising as mild annoyance.

    The Italian Summer

  • This is one of my worst golfing habits, and it drives my golf partner, Joe, into fits of cousinly fury that he does a good job of disguising as mild annoyance.

    The Italian Summer

  • This is one of my worst golfing habits, and it drives my golf partner, Joe, into fits of cousinly fury that he does a good job of disguising as mild annoyance.

    The Italian Summer

  • West African guitar phenom Lionel Loueke sits in on a few tracks and adds a funky, polyrhythmic feel to "A New World," proving that Blanchard can stretch into cousinly genres without sounding like he's speaking down to his audience.

    Terence Blanchard: Free Will And 'Choices'

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