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WORD OF THE DAY
Avuncular
ə-vən-kyoo-lər
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-19th century
1

Relating to an uncle

2

Suggestive of the warm feelings between a man and his siblings’ children

Examples of Avuncular in a sentence

“He has a genial smile and avuncular friendliness that lead many to refer to him as uncle, even if he isn’t related to them.”

“My mom’s brother treated me with a kind, avuncular attitude when I was a child.”