Geniality



[jeen-yuh l, jee-nee-uh l] /ˈdʒin yəl, ˈdʒi ni əl/

adjective
1.
warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial:
a genial disposition; a genial host.
2.
favorable for life, growth, or comfort; pleasantly warm; comfortably mild:
the genial climate of Hawaii.
3.
characterized by genius.
/ˈdʒiːnjəl; -nɪəl/
adjective
1.
cheerful, easy-going, and warm in manner or behaviour
2.
pleasantly warm, so as to give life, growth, or health: the genial sunshine
/dʒɪˈniːəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the chin
adjective

pertaining to the chin
Word Origin

Greek geneion ‘chin’
n.

c.1600, “festivity;” 1650s, “cheerfulness,” from Late Latin genialitas “festivity, pleasantness,” from Latin genialis (see genial).
adj.

1560s, “pertaining to marriage,” from Latin genialis “pleasant, festive,” literally “pertaining to marriage rites,” from genius “guardian spirit” (see genius). Originally used in the Latin literal sense; meaning “cheerful, friendly” first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.

genial ge·ni·al (jĭ-nī’əl) or ge·ni·an (-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the chin.

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