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gen·ial 1

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

Of or relating to the chin.

[From Greek geneion, chin, from genus, jaw; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.genially - in an affable mannergenially - in an affable manner; "`Come and visit me,' he said amiably"
بِلَطافَه، بِمَرَح، بِطيبَه
nazik/sevimli bir şekilde


[ˈdʒiːnɪəlɪ] ADVafablemente


[ˈdʒiːniəli] advcordialement


adv smile, wavefreundlich; laughherzlich; (= jovially)leutselig


[ˈdʒiːnɪəlɪ] advcordialmente, affabilmente


(ˈdʒiːniəl) adjective
kindly; friendly; good-natured. a genial person.
ˈgenially adverb
ˌgeniˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
My father and I found that we could not look after the inventing and experimental end, and money matters, too, and as Ned had had considerable experience this way we made him take over those worries," and Tom laughed genially.
Not this hand complies with my humor more genially than that boy.
And so the crowd roared, and the senator smiled genially, and went on; and in a few seconds poor Jurgis found himself landed out in the rain, with a kick and a string of curses.
Rochester (so at least I thought) such a wealth of the power of communicating happiness, that to taste but of the crumbs he scattered to stray and stranger birds like me, was to feast genially.
We dined at `Jack Straw's Castle' along with a little crowd of bicyclists and others who were genially noisy.
Oh, I like him--I like him," said Newman, genially.
I am sure you have your own branches of knowledge," I took the liberty of saying, genially.
Well, Martin," he added, genially, as Wade signed his name, "it's a long day since you came in with your father to make that first loan to buy seed corn.
Gryce, more genially, "and turn out a swindling tyrant like that, I'm sure you'll never regret it.
The builder refused genially, as he did everything else: he treated the matter as something in the nature of a practical joke, and wanted to know if Ethan meditated buying a grand piano or adding a "cupolo" to his house; offering, in the latter case, to give his services free of cost.
He finished by genially kissing my hand and thanking me.
From Medmenham to sweet Hambledon Lock the river is full of peaceful beauty, but, after it passes Greenlands, the rather uninteresting looking river residence of my newsagent - a quiet unassuming old gentleman, who may often be met with about these regions, during the summer months, sculling himself along in easy vigorous style, or chatting genially to some old lock-keeper, as he passes through - until well the other side of Henley, it is somewhat bare and dull.