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gen·ial 1

 (jēn′yəl)
adj.
1. Having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner: a genial guest.
2. Conducive to life, growth, or comfort; mild: "the genial sunshine ... saturating his miserable body with its warmth" (Jack London).
3. Archaic Relating to or marked by genius.
4. Archaic Of or relating to marriage; nuptial.

[Latin geniālis, festive, from genius, spirit of festivity; see genə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ge′ni·al′i·ty (jē′nē-ăl′ĭ-tē), gen′ial·ness n.
gen′ial·ly adv.

ge·ni·al 2

 (jĭ-nī′əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the chin.

[From Greek geneion, chin, from genus, jaw; see genu-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

genial

(ˈdʒiːnjəl; -nɪəl)
adj
1. cheerful, easy-going, and warm in manner or behaviour
2. pleasantly warm, so as to give life, growth, or health: the genial sunshine.
[C16: from Latin geniālis relating to birth or marriage, from genius tutelary deity; see genius]
geniality, ˈgenialness n
ˈgenially adv

genial

(dʒɪˈniːəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the chin
[C19: from Greek geneion, from genus jaw]

gen•ial1

(ˈdʒin yəl, ˈdʒi ni əl)

adj.
1. warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial: a genial disposition.
2. pleasantly warm; comfortably mild: a genial climate.
3. characterized by genius.
[1560–70; < Latin geniālis festive, jovial, derivative of geni(us) tutelary deity]
gen′ial•ly, adv.
ge`ni•al′i•ty (-ˈæl ɪ ti) gen′ial•ness, n.

ge•ni•al2

(dʒəˈnaɪ əl)

adj.
of or pertaining to the chin.
[1825–35; < Greek géneion chin, derivative of génys jaw]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.genial - diffusing warmth and friendlinessgenial - diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
2.genial - of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jawgenial - of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
3.genial - agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
hospitable - favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment"

genial

genial

adjective
Pleasant and friendly in disposition:
Translations
لَطيف، مَرِح، وَدود
žoviální
elskværdigvenlig
leppeäleutosydämellinenystävällinen
zseniális
geraširdis
labsirdīgssirsnīgs

genial

[ˈdʒiːnɪəl] ADJ [manner, welcome] → cordial; [person] → simpático, afable

genial

[ˈdʒiːniəl] adj [person] → cordial(e), chaleureux/euse

genial

adj person (= affable, cordial)herzlich; (= jovial)leutselig; (= sociable)gesellig; smilefreundlich; company, atmosphereangenehm; warmthwohltuend; a genial hostein warmherziger Gastgeber; a kind genial faceein freundlich lächelndes Gesicht; in a genial moodgut aufgelegt

genial

[ˈdʒiːnɪəl] adj (manner, person) → cordiale, affabile

genial

(ˈdʒiːniəl) adjective
kindly; friendly; good-natured. a genial person.
ˈgenially adverb
ˌgeniˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
He was neither rich nor great, young nor handsome, in no respect what is called fascinating, imposing, or brilliant, and yet he was as attractive as a genial fire, and people seemed to gather about him as naturally as about a warm hearth.
The whole landscape, which, seen by a favoring light, and in a genial temperature, had been found so lovely, appeared now like some pictured allegory of life, in which objects were arrayed in their harshest but truest colors, and without the relief of any shadowing.
In helping here, he felt a genial glow of personal pleasure.
Nor did she misinterpret Phoebe's character, and the genial activity pervading it,--one of the most valuable traits of the true New England woman,--which had impelled her forth, as might be said, to seek her fortune, but with a self-respecting purpose to confer as much benefit as she could anywise receive.
But, as thoughts are frozen and utterance benumbed, unless the speaker stand in some true relation with his audience, it may be pardonable to imagine that a friend, a kind and apprehensive, though not the closest friend, is listening to our talk; and then, a native reserve being thawed by this genial consciousness, we may prate of the circumstances that lie around us, and even of ourself, but still keep the inmost Me behind its veil.
If there yet lurked any ice of indifference towards me in the Pagan's breast, this pleasant, genial smoke we had, soon thawed it out, and left us cronies.
But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.
He was a genial freebooter, living off the enemy, without fear or shame.
It was the first time that ever George had sat down on equal terms at any white man's table; and he sat down, at first, with some constraint and awkwardness; but they all exhaled and went off like fog, in the genial morning rays of this simple, overflowing kindness.
There is plenty of genial love of Nature, but not so much of Nature herself.
Her prejudice against the minister had relaxed under his genial talk and presence, but feeling that Mrs.
Churchill is ordered, or has ordered herself, to spend in some warmer place than Enscombein short, to spend in London; so that we have the agreeable prospect of frequent visits from Frank the whole spring precisely the season of the year which one should have chosen for it: days almost at the longest; weather genial and pleasant, always inviting one out, and never too hot for exercise.