What does genial mean?

Definitions for genial
ˈdʒin yəl, ˈdʒi ni əlge·nial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

  2. genial, mental(adj)

    of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

  3. kind, genial(adj)

    agreeable, conducive to comfort

    "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"


  1. genial(Adjective)

    marked by genius

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

  2. genial(Adjective)

    friendly and cheerful

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

  3. genial(Adjective)

    pleasantly mild and warm

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genial(adj)

    same as Genian

    Etymology: [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]

  2. Genial(adj)

    contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive

    Etymology: [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]

  3. Genial(adj)

    contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition

    Etymology: [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]

  4. Genial(adj)

    belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn

    Etymology: [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]

  5. Genial(adj)

    denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature

    Etymology: [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]


  1. Genial

    Genial, Genialis, or Genealis was the Duke of Gascony in the early seventh century. He is attested in the Chronicle of Fredegar. Genial was probably a Frank or a Gallo-Roman when Theuderic II and Theudebert II appointed him dux over the Basques of southwestern Aquitaine: Theudebert and Theuderic sent an army against the Wascones and with God's help defeated them, subjected them to their overlordship, and made them pay tribute. They appointed a duke named Genialis, who ruled them well. Some scholars believe Genial was more of a tribal leader over whom the Frankish sovereigns exercised a vague suzerainty than a Frankish court official sent to the outskirts of the realm to lord it over a subject people. Sometime around 612, Sisebut, king of the Visigoths, reconquered the trans-Pyrenean portion of his realm, diminishing Frankish suzerainty in Vasconia. Genial was succeeded by Aeghyna.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genial

    jē′ni-al, adj. pertaining to generation, producing: cheering: kindly: sympathetic: healthful.—v.t. Gē′nialise, to impart geniality to.—ns. Genial′ity, Gē′nialness.—adv. Gē′nially. [Fr.—L. genialis, from genius, the spirit of social enjoyment.]

  2. Genial

    jen′i-al, adj. of or pertaining to the chin. [Gr. geneiongenys, the jaw.]

Anagrams for genial »

  1. Ealing, igneal, linage

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of genial in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Firework / feu d'artifice "est un merveilleux autonomisation hymne par Katy Perry, à mon avis. cette chanson très inspirante est dirigée exclusivement vers la plupart des gens avec un potentiel inexploité et non réalisés. dit la chanson haut et fort que chacun de nous est essentiellement un feu d'artifice, qui peut sembler ordinaire, inefficaces, laid, ou recouverts dans un emballage insignifiante. et pourtant, lorsque la situation droit naît, comme une flamme portée à un fusible, ils se enflammer et montrer comment incroyable, extraordinaire, et belle chacun d'eux est dans la réalité. ce un trop génial et puissant message positif, et si vrai!

  2. Basil W. Maturin:

    I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.

  3. Brooks Atkinson:

    The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.

  4. Washington Irving:

    Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

  5. anon:

    Le roi Salomon était un roi sage et enseignant aussi. ailleurs, Platon était un merveilleux professeur et inspirateur. ainsi, Socrate était aussi un enseignant génial et inspirateur. Ziglar Zig était aussi un enseignant profonde et motivateur. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate est sans aucun doute une source d'inspiration et de motivation des enseignants. Enoch Adeboye est un enseignant et prédicateur perspicace. d'ailleurs, David Oyedepo est un enseignant et prédicateur charismatique entre autres les enseignants et les inspirateurs comme john c. maxwell, martin luter roi Jnr., le Mahatma Gandhi, Mère Teresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, steve jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Ford, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Chris Oyakhilome, Dr. Uma Ukpai, Paul Enenche, David Ogbueli, Matthew Ashimolowo, David Abioye etc., mais surtout, Jésus-Christ était le plus grand professeur et inspirateur. et il restera toujours le plus grand maître et l'inspirateur de tous les temps. parce que, il était l'incarnation de la sagesse divine, il est toujours l'incarnation de la sagesse divine et il restera toujours l'incarnation de la sagesse divine ou extraordinaire. oh! oui, Jésus-Christ est ainsi la quintessence de la sagesse divine. si vous ne avez pas d'accord avec moi. aller de l'avant et de lire les Écritures (Matthieu, Marc, Luc et Jean). pour, vous serez sûrement et finalement d'accord avec moi CQFD. - Emeasoba George

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