geniality


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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 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- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geniality - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)geniality - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
friendliness - a friendly disposition
condescendingness, condescension - affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"
mellowness - geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
sweetness and light - a mild reasonableness; "when he learned who I was he became all sweetness and light"

geniality

geniality

noun
Translations
لَطافَه، طيبَه، وُد
žoviálnost
elskværdighedvenlighed
derûs kedély
ljúfmennska; glaîlyndi
dobrosrdečnosť
nezaketsevimlilik

geniality

[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ] Nsimpatía f, afabilidad f

geniality

[dʒiːniˈælɪti] ncordialité f

geniality

n (of person)Herzlichkeit f; (= good humour also)gute Laune; (= joviality)Leutseligkeit f; (= sociableness)Geselligkeit f; (of smile)Freundlichkeit f

geniality

[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ] ncordialità, affabilità

genial

(ˈdʒiːniəl) adjective
kindly; friendly; good-natured. a genial person.
ˈgenially adverb
ˌgeniˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
Now the master, mellow almost to the verge of geniality, put his chair aside, turned his back to the audience, and began to draw a map of America on the blackboard, to exercise the geography class upon.
The geniality, as was the way of the man, was somewhat theatrical to the eye; but it reposed on genuine feeling.
He, on his part, was full of airs and graces and geniality.
Then he began to chat of all things except ourselves and diseases and with such an infinite geniality that I could see poor Lucy's pretense of animation merge into reality.
This was one of his parts in the popular comedy he was performing, -- a make-up he had adopted and which suited him about as well as the masks worn on the classic stage by paternal actors, who seen from one side, were the image of geniality, and from the other showed lips drawn down in chronic ill-temper.
Perhaps it's a dialogue between a couple of farmers--unnatural in their overdone caricature of farmers' dress more unnatural in their constrained attitudes and gestures--most unnatural in their attempts at ease and geniality in their talk.
But all that he was he was by instinct and not by theory, and the amiability of his character was so great that certain of the aristocratic virtues, which in some aspects seem rather brittle and trenchant, acquired in his application of them an extreme geniality.
I don't know as I'd do anything for him that I wouldn't do for you," he responded with an equal geniality.
How on earth was she to proceed on such a task as hers if this was the utmost geniality she could expect?
Henry Baker, I believe," said he, rising from his armchair and greeting his visitor with the easy air of geniality which he could so readily assume.
Juliet Bray was an attractive lady with dark hair and eyebrows and dancing eyes, and there was a geniality and even generosity in her rather imperious ways.
The new-comer regarded the doctor with that beaming but breathless geniality which characterizes a corpulent charwoman who has just managed to stuff herself into an omnibus.