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adjective as in advisory

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There’s a world of difference between Lindell, with his conspiracy theory-fuelled, feverish pleading for those in power to take his claims seriously, and Cuffe’s avuncular small-town sincerity.

Constantine—a lifelong cut-up who loves avuncular humor—dubbed these talks “scuba diving in the mind.”

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.

FDR gives an avuncular grin around his famous cigarette holder to Andrew Jackson.

“You paid good money for this,” says the Vacuum Cleaner Guy (brilliantly played by an avuncular but ruthless Robert Forster).

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.

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.

He merely smiled benignly upon Caput in an avuncular fashion.

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.

The time would soon come when the avuncular character would be more difficult to support than that of a rejected absentee.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to avuncular, such as: counseling, helping, advising, consultative, consultive, and recommending.

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