Adjective "genial" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʒɪˈniːəl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Friendly and cheerful.
  1. 'In addition to gaining seriousness, the genial, good-natured boy becomes a sarcastic and bitter man.'
  2. 'With a genial approach but a firm hand, the galley is run with the efficiency of a five star restaurant.'
  3. 'A genial and gracious host, and a conscientious hospital chaplain, he was to spend the next twelve years in these ministries.'
  4. 'Indeed, the genial 50-year-old has a lot of friends throughout the close-knit UK network.'
  5. 'She was the most companionable, genial and impressionable member of the team, always bubbling with enthusiasm and high spirits.'
  6. 'He is a genial companion, coaxing the reader through unfamiliar material and finding colour, humour and literary appeal in the most unlikely places.'
  7. 'Food sources aside, the meal was a lot of fun, not least because of the genial company and the friendly service.'
  8. 'To one and all, this most genial of personalities was affectionately known as Mickey.'
  9. 'It was a rare outburst from the 23-year-old, normally as genial and calm outside the ring as he is explosive in it.'
  10. 'Jack was there already, playing the genial host.'
  11. 'The sun shone with a genial warmth that added very materially to the enjoyment of the huge crowd.'

adjective

Relating to the chin.

    Definitions

    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be genial of hosts."

    "people can be genial by whos."

    "people can be genial."

    "conversations can be genial."

    "hosts can be genial."

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    Origin

    (genial)Mid 19th century: from Greek geneion ‘chin’ (from genus ‘jaw’) + -al.