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Meaning of AVUNCULAR

Pronunciation:  u'vungkyulur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  like an uncle in kindness or indulgence; "showed avuncular concern"
  2. [adj]  being or relating to an uncle
 

AVUNCULAR is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: cousinly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*vun"cu*lar\, a. [L. avunculus uncle.]
Of or pertaining to an uncle.

      In these rare instances, the law of pedigree, whether
      direct or avuncular, gives way.          --I. Taylor.

 

 

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