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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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  
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Translations

avuncular

[əˈvʌŋkjʊləʳ] ADJcomo de tío
avuncular adviceconsejos mpl amistosos
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avuncular

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avuncular

[əˈvʌŋkjʊləʳ] adj (liter) (man) → bonario/a
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