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genial (adj.)

1560s, "pertaining to marriage," from Latin genialis "pleasant, festive," originally "pertaining to marriage rites," from genius "guardian spirit," with here perhaps a special sense of "tutelary deity of a married couple," from PIE *gen(e)-yo-, from root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups. Originally used in English in the Latin literal sense; meaning "cheerful, friendly" first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.

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Definitions of genial from WordNet

genial (adj.)
diffusing warmth and friendliness;
a genial host
Synonyms: affable / amiable / cordial
genial (adj.)
of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw;
Synonyms: mental
genial (adj.)
agreeable, conducive to comfort;
the genial sunshine
Synonyms: kind
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