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avuncular (adj) of or related to an uncle; being affectionate and kindly towards the young, in the manner of an uncle, towards a nephew or niece.

Anything related to an uncle is avuncular. 'His avuncular affection always showed in his helping his nephew'. This means that his affection as an uncle to his nephew always made him help his nephew when he needed help.

  • Avuncular by nature, and having no nephews and nieces of his own, Sam never loses an opportunity to show children the love and kindness an uncle shows to his nephews and nieces.
  • Smith is so avuncular to the young that any young person who comes into contact with him finds him as kindly and affectionate as an uncle is towards his nephews or nieces.
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