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Genial


/ˈjēnyəl/  /-nēəl/

Adjective

(Anatomy)
1. Genian; relating to the chin. (wiktionary.org)

(General)
1. Friendly and cheerful. (wiktionary.org)

2. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. (biology-online.org)

3. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition. (biology-online.org)

4. (Especially of weather) pleasantly mild and warm. (wiktionary.org)

5. Marked by genius. (wiktionary.org)

6. Belonging to one’s genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. (biology-online.org)

7. Belonging to one’s genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: Latin Genialis: cf. OF. Genial. (biology-online.org)


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