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
One night, the genial host actually had on a tie beneath his jacket.
With her toothy smile and genial radiance, utterly void of pretense, Eleanor epitomized grace under pressure, folksy common sense, loyalty to friends and a bedrock belief in American democratic virtues.A modest rebel: The paradoxical personality of Eleanor Roosevelt|Douglas Brinkley|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Stripped of Borat’s genial imbecility, the general unfunniness and cruelty of the bits become apparent for all to see.You should side with Borat’s victims, not mock them|Sonny Bunch|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Knowing that the preferred company tone is one of genial informality, for instance, will prevent an errant support assistant from being overly critical.How to create a consistent omnichannel customer experience|Rodney Laws|October 22, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The angry and defensive manner is replaced by a sincere warmth and geniality.
Might someone have given him a check between September and March to reward him for his overflowing geniality?
There was a sort of geniality and inward fire about him at which I warmed my hands.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The ruddy countenance of the pumpkin was the very picture of geniality.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
They are wanting in geniality, and apparently wanting in reflectiveness.
Then, with a misleading geniality: "This idea of restitution seems to me very right and proper."The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
He wished to stand well with his neighbours, but lacked the geniality which is the very body, the outside expression of humanity.There and Back|George MacDonald