Monday, March 12, 2001
Definitions for avuncular
- Of or pertaining to an uncle.
- Resembling an uncle, especially in kindness or indulgence.
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Citations for avuncular
Both uncle Frank and uncle Stephen Austen had made it a point of principle to be rigorously unsentimental in the discharge of their avuncular obligations.
Thornton's reputation was that of a soft-hearted and avuncular veterinarian known for getting teary-eyed while listening to even slightly sentimental stories
Origin of avuncular
Avuncular comes from Latin avunculus, "maternal uncle."