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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.]

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
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Genial words and hearty greetings are ever rising to his lips, but they die away in unheard whispers behind the steel clamps.
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It was in this genial attitude of mind that I strode up the quaint circular staircase to fetch Fielding from my room, and, shade of Tom Jones
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Not of alcoholics nor for alcoholics do I write, but for our youths, for those who possess no more than the adventure-stings and the genial predispositions, the social man-impulses, which are twisted all awry by our barbarian civilisation which feeds them poison on all the corners.
How great was Peter's joy to find His friend in such a genial vein
Thomson rose to his feet and received a genial handshake, after which the newcomer glanced at Ambrose.
Vronsky looked round angrily, but his face lighted up immediately with his characteristic expression of genial and manly serenity.