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

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

pertaining to the chin
Word Origin

Greek geneion ‘chin’

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)
Of or relating to the chin.


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