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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In the manner of a male parent of one's parents

Usage examples (37)
  • Gilbertson comes back for another bite investment vehicle as "grandfatherly" -- but don't interpret that as a hint towards retirement.
  • Do you have some kind of grandfatherly concern-to-fiery filter installed?
  • McCain came across as a "grandfatherly" which what we need for our country.
  • "I have a family, including four grandchildren who deserve more 'grandfatherly' attention," for more
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