auntly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aunt +‎ -ly.

Adjective[edit]

auntly (comparative auntlier or more auntly, superlative auntliest or most auntly)

  1. Of, like, or characteristic of an aunt.
    • 2001, Mary Evans, Feminism:
      The legacy Martineau offers to Eliot is auntly in the terms of my definition, because it is simultaneously gratuitous and enabling.
    • 2012, Josh Ritter, Bright's Passage:
      He watched the auntly lady twist the ends of the diaper so that the whole assemblage seemed to wrap itself around his boy like magic.

Adverb[edit]

auntly (comparative auntlier or more auntly, superlative auntliest or most auntly)

  1. In the manner of an aunt. (Can we add an example for this sense?)