avuncular


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a·vun·cu·lar

 (ə-vŭng′kyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of or having to do with an uncle.
2. Regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance.

[From Latin avunculus, maternal uncle; see awo- in Indo-European roots.]

avuncular

(əˈvʌŋkjʊlə)
adj
1. of or concerned with an uncle
2. resembling an uncle; friendly; helpful
[C19: from Latin avunculus (maternal) uncle, diminutive of avus grandfather]

a•vun•cu•lar

(əˈvʌŋ kyə lər)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.
[1825–35; < Latin avuncul(us) uncle + -ar1]
a•vun`cu•lar′i•ty, n.
a•vun′cu•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.avuncular - resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence
2.avuncular - being or relating to an uncleavuncular - being or relating to an uncle  
Translations

avuncular

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avuncular

[əˈvʌŋkjʊləʳ] adj (liter) (man) → bonario/a
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Wilfred Bohun stood rooted to the spot long enough to see the idiot go out into the sunshine, and even to see his dissolute brother hail him with a sort of avuncular jocularity.
Kluivert, 18, was an unused substitute in Ajax's 2-0 loss to United in Stockholm last May but was consoled by an avuncular Mourinho at the fulltime whistle.
Much in her prolific oeuvre18 books, an LRB column and many occasional pieces–reads Sontagian, by which I mean attached to a certain kind of assimilated twentieth century Jewish female intellectual cool, an avuncular contrarian ferocity.
Labour have a leader who - however avuncular - is from the hard left.
ENTERTAINMENT The cleverest kids (or are they the most pushy parents) do battle once more under the avuncular eye of Richard Osman (left).
I don't send them up because they're sitting there on the stool, and the last thing they need is for me to devour them, so I'm very avuncular with them, I'm very kind.
She marked this important political event in the form of a wonderfully evocative hand-drawn caricature map of the US depicting the two election candidates as squabbling children, supervised by the avuncular figure of Uncle Sam.
The favorite of the nine candidates running for the post is Igor Dodon, a 41-year-old pro-Moscow avuncular figure who heads the Socialists' Party and who has tapped into widespread dissatisfaction with the pro-European government, which has been in office since 2009.
The top employee is avuncular avian Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) who, through a misunderstanding, is tasked with delivering an honest-togoodness infant, with a clumsy but well-meaning human co-worker, Tulip (Katie Crown).
The top employee is avuncular avian Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) who, through a misunderstanding, is tasked with delivering an honest-to-goodness infant, with a clumsy but well-meaning human co-worker, Tulip (Katie Crown).
But his avuncular demeanour gave way to something a little more testy when a German broadcaster queried Rooney about newspaper reports that he had spoken with Leicester forward Vardy about his wife Rebekah and her growing profile during the tournament.
Managing an international team is not a responsibility for a young manager, in my book, and Hodgson certainly has the avuncular air of a man who has seen it all before.