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Meaning of GENIAL

Pronunciation:  'jeenyul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
  2. [adj]  diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

GENIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: affable, amiable, benign, benignant, cordial, friendly, kind, mental



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ge*ni"al\, a. (Anat.)
    Same as {Genian}.
  2. \Gen"ial\, a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See
    1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or
       production; generative; procreative; productive. ``The
       genial bed.'' --Milton.
             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. [Obs.]
             Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. --Sir
                                                   T. Browne.
    4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher
       nature. [R.]
             Men of genius have often attached the highest value
             to their less genial works.           --Hare.
    {Genial gods} (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside
       over marriage and generation.
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