Avuncular definitions

ə-vŭng'kyə-lər
Of or having to do with an uncle.
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Of an uncle.
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Regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance.
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Having traits considered typical of uncles; jolly, indulgent, stodgy, etc.
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The definition of avuncular is acting in a manner similar to the way a person’s uncle would act, specifically with kindness and indulgence.

A person who treats everyone with kindness is an example of an avuncular person.

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In the manner of an uncle, pertaining to an uncle.
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(by extension) Kind, genial, benevolent, or tolerant.
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Origin of avuncular

From Latin avunculus maternal uncle awo- in Indo-European roots