[gran-fah-ther-lee, grand-]
of or characteristic of a grandfather.

1815–25; grandfather + -ly Unabridged
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grandfatherly (ˈɡrænˌfɑːðəlɪ, ˈɡrænd-)
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandfather, esp in being kindly

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Example sentences
He is a vigorous politician with a grandfatherly sort of charisma.
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