Origin of avuncular
OTHER WORDS FROM avunculara·vun·cu·lar·i·ty [uh-vuhng-kyuh-lar-i-tee] /əˌvʌŋ kyəˈlær ɪ ti/ nouna·vun·cu·lar·ly, adverb
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How to use avuncular in a sentence
Assuming an avuncular tone, the elder crow apologizes for smacking you on your noggin before going on to explain that it, too, used to work as a reaper.
It was more of a plea than a poem — the avuncular words of an ordinary Joe.America yearns for an era of good feeling. The inaugural ceremony launched one.|Peter Marks|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
FDR gives an avuncular grin around his famous cigarette holder to Andrew Jackson.The 100 Coolest Americans Gather at the National Portrait Gallery|William O’Connor|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“You paid good money for this,” says the Vacuum Cleaner Guy (brilliantly played by an avuncular but ruthless Robert Forster).‘Granite State,’ the Penultimate Episode of ‘Breaking Bad,’ Is Walter White’s Final Act|Andrew Romano|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At precisely 11:00, NRA president David Keene plodded slowly to the podium, bespectacled, white haired, and avuncular.
From Cairo, Ashraf Khalil reports on the clash between an aggressive Amr Moussa and avuncular Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh.Moussa, Aboul Fotouh Spar in Egypt’s Epic First Presidential Debate|Ashraf Khalil|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even more polite than Jay, Brian Leveson gives off the avuncular air of a kindly head master.
For those who, with Mller, suppose Hengest to be brother of Hnf, will have to admit the avuncular difficulty in him also.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
He merely smiled benignly upon Caput in an avuncular fashion.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
The avuncular countenance lighted up: here were fresh woods and pastures new to that ancient shepherd.
Flora lingering at her avuncular pleasures, she herself went to the closet and took down a dress.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
The time would soon come when the avuncular character would be more difficult to support than that of a rejected absentee.The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall