genialness


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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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Through it all, he exudes a finesse and genialness that is no respecter of party affiliation.
The bachelors who attend the dinner evince "the most tender concern for each other's health" and display "perfect genialness and unconstraint" in their manners.
See how the woods form an amphitheatre about it, and it is an arena for all the genialness of nature.