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grandfatherly

[gran-fah-th er-lee, grand-] /ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər li, ˈgrænd-/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of a grandfather.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; grandfather + -ly
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  • He is a vigorous politician with a grandfatherly sort of charisma.
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grandfatherly

/ˈɡrænˌfɑːðəlɪ; ˈɡrænd-/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandfather, esp in being kindly
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Word Origin and History for grandfatherly
adj.

1824, from grandfather + -ly (1).

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