The angry and defensive manner is replaced by a sincere warmth and geniality.
And it was the geniality of his reply that won him a place in the society of Forks Settlement at once.
The river has an aspect of kindliness and geniality and life-givingness.
Into the accents of the other there crept magically a trace of geniality.
Was this only the duty of the host, or did his geniality conceal some hidden scheme?
The freshness, charm and geniality of her satire temporarily convert us to her most advanced views.
It was months since Natt had witnessed such an access of geniality on Paul's part.
There were curious lines about his mouth, his eyes were a little sunken, his geniality was a trifle forced.
"Chevalier is the word you want," suggested Malcolm, responding to his geniality.
The men who link genius with geniality are the true salt of the earth, but they are marvellously few in number.
pertaining to the chin
Greek geneion 'chin'
c.1600, "festivity;" 1650s, "cheerfulness," from Late Latin genialitas "festivity, pleasantness," from Latin genialis (see genial).
1560s, "pertaining to marriage," from Latin genialis "pleasant, festive," literally "pertaining to marriage rites," from genius "guardian spirit" (see genius). Originally used in the Latin literal sense; meaning "cheerful, friendly" first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.
genial ge·ni·al (jĭ-nī'əl) or ge·ni·an (-ən)
Of or relating to the chin.