grandfatherly


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grand·fa·ther·ly

 (grănd′fä′thər-lē, grăn′-)
adj.
1. Characteristic of or befitting a grandfather.
2. Having the qualities of a grandfather.

grandfatherly

(ˈɡrænˌfɑːðəlɪ; ˈɡrænd-)
adj
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandfather, esp in being kindly
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grandfatherly

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Wilson, not a little astonished at this outbreak -- for he was a grandfatherly sort of personage, and usually a vast favourite with children -- essayed, however, to proceed with the examination.
The finding was important as Tivity weighed potential marketing campaigns, including "Living Life Well," which featured images of age-defying seniors, such as a grandfatherly figure balancing a toddler on his back while doing push-ups.
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The grandfatherly Sarasota native served in the Air Force and as a mailman and preacher.
He's the gimlet-eyed presence behind the increasingly grandfatherly figure of Jeremy Corbyn.
He was a fatherly figure to my parents and by that reckoning, a grandfatherly figure for the kids, including me.
The grandfatherly chief Elf, Foddle, and The Forgetful Twins come looking for Fawn.
The staged wedding shoot between a young girl and a grandfatherly looking gentleman, and resulting video, was aimed at gauging the country's reaction to child marriage, causing a stir both during filming and then on social media.
This grandfatherly man who lives next door (there's one in every street), this ordinary Joe, has frightened more people than Genghis Khan ever did, even when he was at the pinnacle of his pillaging career.
His performance is endearing as one would find it difficult not to like him after seeing the sweet grandfatherly
The BFG finds Spielberg in a mischievous, kindly and grandfatherly mood.
The only thing that didn't look as if it belonged to him was a pair of metal-rimmed glasses, tiny and round, which gave him a premature grandfatherly air.