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.]
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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"
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geniality

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geniality

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

geniality

[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ] Nsimpatía f, afabilidad f
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geniality

[dʒiːniˈælɪti] ncordialité f
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geniality

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

[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ] ncordialità, affabilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

genial

(ˈdʒiːniəl) adjective
kindly; friendly; good-natured. a genial person.
ˈgenially adverb
ˌgeniˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
The estuary of the Thames is not beautiful; it has no noble features, no romantic grandeur of aspect, no smiling geniality; but it is wide open, spacious, inviting, hospitable at the first glance, with a strange air of mysteriousness which lingers about it to this very day.
It was characteristic of him to display geniality with anyone who showed a disinclination to meet him, and the coolness of my greeting can have left him in little doubt of that.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.
How on earth was she to proceed on such a task as hers if this was the utmost geniality she could expect?
This, as Michael, encouraged by the unmistakable geniality and kindness in the voice, wriggled his whole body and thumped double knocks of delight with his tail.
The geniality of which they were provocative was marvellous.
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.
There was no smile on his lips, no geniality in his eyes.
He saw through that courteous geniality of tone and gesture; the ready-made smile, although it seemed natural enough, did not deceive him.
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.
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.