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 Dictionary entry overview: What does genial mean? 

GENIAL (adjective)
  The adjective GENIAL has 3 senses:

1. diffusing warmth and friendliness
2. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
3. agreeable, conducive to comfort

  Familiarity information: GENIAL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

GENIAL (adjective)

Sense 1genial [BACK TO TOP]


Diffusing warmth and friendliness


affable; cordial; genial; amiable

Context examples:

an affable smile / an amiable gathering / cordial relations / a cordial greeting / a genial host


friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)

Sense 2genial [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


genial; mental


chin (the protruding part of the lower jaw)

Sense 3genial [BACK TO TOP]


Agreeable, conducive to comfort


kind; genial

Context examples:

a dry climate kind to asthmatics / the genial sunshine / hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet


hospitable (favorable to life and growth)

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