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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
Definition for genial (2 of 2)
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
Example sentences from the Web for genial
I'd guess they told him to come across as genially disappointed, more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger, and he kind of went off the rails.
As the genially malevolent talking head considers a bid for the presidency, a lot of people are asking themselves that question.
“Charge dismissed; I congratulate you, Mr. Wynn,” he said genially.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
All this, while he genially lifted his glass and proposed the health of the ladies.Room Number 3|Anna Katharine Green
Genially, he took a fresh grip on the arm Charles had almost detached, and therewith went off into an ill-timed long rigmarole.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
A neighbour looking in upon him and seeing his serious condition said genially, "You ben't goin' to die, be ye, Freddy?"Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer|George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
The captain insisted so genially that Ralph could not refuse.Ralph Granger's Fortunes|William Perry Brown