What Does Genial Mean?


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Bernice Shorter answered
1. Warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial: A genial disposition; a genial host.  
2. Favorable for life, growth, or comfort; pleasantly warm; comfortably mild: The genial climate of Hawaii.  
3. Characterized by genius.
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Nisha Fernandes answered
Genial is best described as diffusing friendliness or exuding warmth. Some examples include 'Her genial smile attracted all to her' or 'Always maintain genial relation with the people you associate with'. Genial is an adjective. Its noun form is geniality.

Alternatively genial could mean relating to or associated with the chin or middle area of the lower jaw. This usage is popular in dentistry.

It may also allude to something or someone who is very agreeable and makes one relatively comfortable. An example is 'It was a perfect day complete with genial sunshine'.

Genial was also the name of the Duke of Gascony. He was also called Genialis and Genealis. His existence is proved mainly by the Chronicle of Fredegar. His successor was Aeghyna.

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