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synonyms for avuncular

  • counseling
  • helping
  • advising
  • consultative
  • consultive
  • recommending
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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.
‘DEATH’S DOOR’: A CLEVER AND FUN ZELDA HOMAGECHRISTOPHER BYRDJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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 MARKSJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For those who, with Mller, suppose Hengest to be brother of Hnf, will have to admit the avuncular difficulty in him also.
BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
He merely smiled benignly upon Caput in an avuncular fashion.
BY ADVICE OF COUNSELARTHUR TRAIN
The avuncular countenance lighted up: here were fresh woods and pastures new to that ancient shepherd.
HUMOROUS MASTERPIECES FROM AMERICAN LITERATUREVARIOUS
Flora lingering at her avuncular pleasures, she herself went to the closet and took down a dress.
V. V.'S EYESHENRY 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 CLINTONSARCHIBALD MARSHALL
I shall not need Terence or Juvenal till we come back, and I'll leave them in the avuncular hands till then.'
LORD KILGOBBINCHARLES LEVER
Godfrey Morgan's whim would not cost the avuncular purse a single dollar!
GODFREY MORGANJULES VERNE
In my avuncular capacity I had ventured to say something intended to be arch with regard to those letters.
KITTY'S CONQUESTCHARLES KING
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WORDS RELATED TO AVUNCULAR

  • advising
  • avuncular
  • consultative
  • consultive
  • counseling
  • helping
  • recommending
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