Genial meaning

jēnyəl
(archaic) Relating to or marked by genius.
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The definition of genial is warm, cheerful, good for life or comfort.

An example of genial used as an adjective is a genial person which means a very friendly person.

An example of genial used as an adjective is genial soil which means soil good for growing plants.

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Conducive to life, growth, or comfort; mild.
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(archaic) Of or relating to marriage; nuptial.
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Of or relating to the chin.
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(obs.) Of marriage or procreation.
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Promoting life and growth; pleasantly warm, mild, and healthful.

A genial climate.

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Cheerful, friendly, and sympathetic; amiable.
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(rare) Of or characterized by genius.
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Having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner.

A genial guest.

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Having to do with the chin.
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Of or relating to the chin.
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Friendly and cheerful.
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(especially of weather) Pleasantly mild and warm.
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Marked by genius.
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(anatomy) Genian; relating to the chin.
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Origin of genial

  • From Greek geneion chin from genus jaw genu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin geniālis festive from genius spirit of festivity genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French génial, from Latin geniālis (“of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial”), from genius (“guardian spirit”) + -ālis.

    From Wiktionary