#WOTD: Avuncular

Hello fellas! How’s your day so far? It’s been a really busy day for me sighs, but I’m glad everything went well today :D

Maybe most of you are sitting or laying on your bed right now (just like me :p), but why don’t we talk for a while? Let’s talk about a word! Yep, it’s #WOTD time!

The word we are going to talk about today is “avuncular.” Have you ever heard of it, fellas?

The word ‘avuncular’ is an adjective. It means kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person. This adjective is relating to an uncle.


  • “That man was avuncular, reassuring, and trustworthy.”
  • “Fred is known for his avuncular charm.”

The word avuncular comes from a Latin word “avunculus” which means ‘maternal uncle’.

That’s all I can share for today, fellas. I hope it could be useful for you when you need to describe someone later :D

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, December 9, 2014



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