Saturday, May 17, 2003
Definitions for genial
- [Obsolete] Pertaining to generation or marriage.
- Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering.
- Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth.
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Citations for genial
The day before the operation, despite his paralysis, he had been his usual genial self, laughing and joking.
Though the tattoo is rather forbidding, belying Giambi's genial nature, his teammates are all in favor of it.
Origin of genial
Genial comes from Latin genialis, "relating to enjoyment; joyful," from genius, "guardian spirit; spirit of enjoyment."