noun see avuncular

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • avuncularity — noun a) The condition of being an uncle b) The condition of being avuncular …   Wiktionary

  • avuncularity — avun·cu·lar·i·ty …   English syllables

  • avuncularity — noun see avuncular …   Useful english dictionary

  • avuncular — avuncularity, n. avuncularly, adv. /euh vung kyeuh leuhr/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection. [1825 35; < L avuncul(us) a mother s brother, equiv. to av(us) a forefather + * ont + * l(os) dim. suffix (cf.… …   Universalium

  • avuncular — adjective Etymology: Latin avunculus maternal uncle more at uncle Date: 1831 1. of or relating to an uncle 2. suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality < avuncular indulgence > • avuncularity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • a|vun|cu|lar|i|ty — «uh VUHNG kyuh LAR uh tee», noun, plural ties. an avuncular manner, gesture, statement, or the like: »The marshal stood up and called with threatening avuncularity for complaints (Manchester Guardian) …   Useful english dictionary

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