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.
And except for the venerable Richard Stilwell, playing Alfonso as a sort of avuncular Mafia don, the young and vivacious cast was acutely tuned to current nuances of cool--and they all could act as well as sing.
When a 16-year-old idiot was spotted waving a gun in the posh suburb of Knutsford, a copper ambled down and took the gun (it fired ball-bearings) before giving said lout what seems to have been an avuncular ticking-off.
For the most part, there's a keen sense of avuncular, small-town interaction among the characters.
He makes a parenthetical cameo as a creepy avuncular figure.
Terse and conceptually witty, his adverts, made for any number of government ministries, are full of avuncular advice and priggish pedagogy.
The avuncular Lambourn trainer is providing jockey JD Smith with his comeback ride at Windsor this evening following a nine-day suspension for throwing away a race at Beverley on the Hills-trained Lakatoi last month.
The once avuncular Jonny seems to have sunk deeper and deeper into a catatonic state - particularly since being on the receiving end of Scottish weirdo Sandy's parting verbal shot.
Other characters include Edgar's truant mom, whose idea of decorative flair is to string empty Pabst Blue Ribbon cans on the barren trees in their yard; the lamentable, suffering mailman of the opening scene; the megalomaniacal doctor who saves Edgar's life and then proceeds to shadow him everywhere like a menacing detective; and Art, an avuncular middle-aged man who rooms with Edgar at St.
Toward those he considered dogmatically correct, Gzowski was the archetypal avuncular uncle.
To them, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was not the avuncular savior of a beaten-down nation, wielding palliative power through the expanding medium of radio.
To make sure that we have got architecture in the right postmodern, cosmogenic perspective, an avuncular and energetic Dr Jencks takes us on a brisk tour of some of the recent popular literature of science, pointing out salient features in the new landscape of knowledge: quantum mechanics, chaos theory, Gaia, punctuated equilibrium (in evolution), complexity theory, cosmology and The Theory of Everything.