Meaning of “avuncular” in the English Dictionary

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"avuncular" in British English

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avuncularadjective

uk /əˈvʌŋ.kjə.lər/ us /əˈvʌŋ.kjə.lɚ/ formal

friendly, kind, or helpful, like the expected behaviour of an uncle:

an avuncular, quietly spoken man
His avuncular image belies his steely determination.

(Definition of “avuncular” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)