Definition of Genial

1. Adjective. Diffusing warmth and friendliness. "A genial host"




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw.
Exact synonyms: Mental
Partainyms: Chin, Mentum

3. Adjective. Agreeable, conducive to comfort. "Hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
Exact synonyms: Kind
Similar to: Hospitable

Definition of Genial

1. a. Same as Genian.

2. a. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.

Definition of Genial

1. Adjective. friendly and cheerful ¹

2. Adjective. (context: especially of weather) pleasantly mild and warm ¹

3. Adjective. marked by genius ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Genial

1. having a pleasant or friendly manner [adj] : GENIALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Genial

1. 1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. "The genial bed." "Creator Venus, genial power of love." (Dryden) 2. 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. "So much I feel my genial spirits droop." (Milton) 3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. "Natural incapacity and genial indisposition." (Sir T. Browne) 4. Denoting or marked with genius belonging to the higher nature. "Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works." (Hare) Genial gods, the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation. Origin: L. Genialis: cf. OF. Genial. See Genius. Same as Genian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genial

genetics
genetive
genetives
genetotrophic
genetrix
genets
genette
genettes
geneva
genevas
genever
gengineer
gengineered
gengineering
gengineers
genial (current term)
genial tubercle
genialities
geniality
genially
genialness
genian
genic
genically
genicula
genicular
genicular arteries
genicular vein
geniculate
geniculate bodies

Literary usage of Genial

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Which chiefly proceedeth from natural incapacity and genial indisposition, ... The grand genial power of the system, that visible God the Sun, would be soon ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"The man who dwelt within, however, and whom only his most cherished intimates ever really knew, was genial, tender-hearted, kindly, and, more than that, ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"Twelve days the pow'rs indulge the genial rite, Returning with the twelfth revolving light. Then will I mount the brazen dome, and move The high tribunal of ..."

4. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"... Illness—Visit to Fornham—genial Excesses and genial Excuses—A Plea for Hone—Album Verses Published—Jordan's Attack—Southey's Rally—Other Hostile ..."

5. The Life of Richard Cobden by John Morley (1881)
"It was this association of solid doctrine with genial enthusiasm and high ideals, that distinguished Cobden from too many preachers of what our humorist has ..."

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