September 7th, 2021

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Tuesday word: Genial

Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021

Genial (adjective)
gen·ial [jeen-yuhl, jee-nee-uhl]


adjective
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.

OTHER WORDS FROM GENIAL
gen·ial·ly, adverb
ge·ni·al·i·ty [jee-nee-al-i-tee], gen·ial·ness, noun
o·ver·ge·ni·al·i·ty, noun

WORDS RELATED TO GENIAL
pleasant, amiable, easygoing, upbeat, sunny, jolly, cheerful, gentle, jovial, chipper, sociable, kindly, congenial, affable, gracious, cheery, convivial, good-natured, agreeable, amicable

See synonyms for: genial / geniality / genially / genialness on Thesaurus.com
OTHER WORDS FOR GENIAL
1. friendly, hearty, pleasant, agreeable.

Origin: 1560–70; < Latin genialis festive, jovial, pleasant, equivalent to geni ( us ) tutelary deity, the spirit of social enjoyment + -alis -al

HOW TO USE GENIAL IN A SENTENCE
By this point, you should be imagining me as genial and easygoing, a fellow reader rather than a pontificating critic, someone who clearly knows a lot about books but also a guy who doesn’t make a big deal of it.
THE GREATEST PRISON ESCAPE EVER? ‘THE CONFIDENCE MEN’ TELLS A SENSATIONAL TRUE STORY.|MICHAEL DIRDA|JUNE 16, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

The genial gentleman at the register at first wasn’t sure what I was ordering, but after I pointed to its alluring picture on the light-up menu, and he confirmed that I, in fact, wanted “the new thing,” we were able to seal the deal.
BURGER KING’S NEW SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH IS A WORTHY COMPETITOR, BUT IT WON’T DETHRONE POPEYES|EMILY HEIL|JUNE 4, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

And finally, they meet Un (Randall Park), who appears to be nothing but genial and fun-loving—especially to Dave.
SONY’S ‘THE INTERVIEW’: A GLORIOUS, PATRIOTIC, AND KATY PERRY-FILLED MESS|MARLOW STERN|DECEMBER 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

All was jolly and genial between the king of late night and the pretender to the throne.
STEPHEN COLBERT’S GROVELING ‘LATE SHOW’ DEBUT|TOM SHALES|APRIL 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST