Origin of genial1
OTHER WORDS FROM genialgen·ial·ly, adverbge·ni·al·i·ty [jee-nee-al-i-tee], /ˌdʒi niˈæl ɪ ti/, gen·ial·ness, nouno·ver·ge·ni·al·i·ty, noun
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How to use genial in a sentence
By this point, you should be imagining me as genial and easygoing, a fellow reader rather than a pontificating critic, someone who clearly knows a lot about books but also a guy who doesn’t make a big deal of it.The greatest prison escape ever? ‘The Confidence Men’ tells a sensational true story.|Michael Dirda|June 16, 2021|Washington Post
The genial gentleman at the register at first wasn’t sure what I was ordering, but after I pointed to its alluring picture on the light-up menu, and he confirmed that I, in fact, wanted “the new thing,” we were able to seal the deal.
And finally, they meet Un (Randall Park), who appears to be nothing but genial and fun-loving—especially to Dave.Sony’s ‘The Interview’: A Glorious, Patriotic, and Katy Perry-Filled Mess|Marlow Stern|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All was jolly and genial between the king of late night and the pretender to the throne.
Some wandered in a genial trance wearing the faraway, slightly shell-shocked look of the recently colonically irrigated.
Hiddleston, a genial fellow, looks mighty dapper in a bespoke three-piece suit.Tom Hiddleston On His Rocker-Vampire in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Thor 2,’ and ‘Avengers 2’|Marlow Stern|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was a culture nibbling on the genial jingoism of Norman Vincent Peale and being made somewhat uncomfortable by Adlai Stevenson.
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Society likes their genial companionship, and they are favourites with, and favoured alike by young and old.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Mr. Wadsworth spoke in his genial voice: Its a beautiful thing, daughters, to help a good man live a good life.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Even the gossip of the vicar's wife, or the genial chat of the vicar himself, failed to interest her.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Accustomed to the Scotch mists, this rain seemed a genial shower, and Sir James was enjoying it accordingly.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood