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 Dictionary entry overview: What does avuncular mean? 

AVUNCULAR (adjective)
  The adjective AVUNCULAR has 2 senses:

1. being or relating to an uncle
2. like an uncle in kindness or indulgence

  Familiarity information: AVUNCULAR used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AVUNCULAR (adjective)

Sense 1avuncular [BACK TO TOP]


Being or relating to an uncle

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


uncle (the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt)

Sense 2avuncular [BACK TO TOP]


Like an uncle in kindness or indulgence

Context example:

showed avuncular concern


cousinly (like or befitting a cousin)

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