avuncular avuncular  /ə ˈvəŋkjə lər/


  1. (adj) resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence
  2. (adj) being or relating to an uncle


  • When he wanted to invest heavily in a startup the broker gave him some avuncular advice and restrained him from doing so.



  1. "Joe's a good media performer, he's an avuncular sort of bloke," Howard said. "Kevin has done a splendid job ...... but I think now Joe's particular talents in that area will be very good."
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Forbes

  2. "Reagan just always presented things nicely," Brownback said. "He was avuncular. He was pleasant about it. I think we have to be happy conservatives. I don't know that I get that done all the time, but I do try to do that."
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Sam Brownback Source: Washington Post

  3. Former President George HW Bush recalled Ford as "a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, an avuncular figure quick to smile, frequently with a pipe in his mouth," and someone with "a heart as big and open as the Midwest plains on which he...
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: George HW Bush Source: San Jose Mercury News

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