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GENIAL

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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]

Meaning:

Diffusing warmth and friendliness

Synonyms:

affable; cordial; genial; amiable

Context examples:

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

Similar:

friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)


Sense 2genial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

genial; mental

Pertainym:

chin (the protruding part of the lower jaw)


Sense 3genial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Agreeable, conducive to comfort

Synonyms:

kind; genial

Context examples:

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

Similar:

hospitable (favorable to life and growth)


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