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- genial (adj.)
- 1560s, "pertaining to marriage," from Latin genialis "pleasant, festive," literally "pertaining to marriage rites," from genius "guardian spirit" (see genius), with here perhaps a special sense of "tutelary deity of a married couple." Originally used in English in the Latin literal sense; meaning "cheerful, friendly" first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.
- 1. Orlando is a genial man.
- 2. The latter's genial nature and dressy appearance pleased him.
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- 3. He was a warm-hearted friend and genial host.
- 4. Bob was always genial and welcoming.
- 5. His genial sufficiency was a taunt and a mockery to many.
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