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Definitions for genial
ˈdʒin yəl, ˈdʒi ni əlge·nial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

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

  2. genial, mentaladjective

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

  3. kind, genialadjective

    agreeable, conducive to comfort

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


  1. genialadjective

    marked by genius

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

  2. genialadjective

    friendly and cheerful

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

  3. genialadjective

    pleasantly mild and warm

    Etymology: From genialis, from genius + -alis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genialadjective

    same as Genian

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

  2. Genialadjective

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

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

  3. Genialadjective

    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. Genialadjective

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

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

  5. Genialadjective

    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.]

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  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. Washington Irving:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Le Nechet:

    Really good cocktails, really good music, really good ambiance, génial.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
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