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AVUNCULAR

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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]

Meaning:

Being or relating to an uncle

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

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


Sense 2avuncular [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Like an uncle in kindness or indulgence

Context example:

showed avuncular concern

Similar:

cousinly (like or befitting a cousin)


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