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genial

gen·ial

genial

 
 
pronunciation:
ji ni l [or] jin yl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: cheerful and friendly.
We were always happy to see our genial uncle.
antonyms:
austere, hostile, stern, unfriendly
similar words:
amiable, pleasant
definition 2: mild, pleasant, or comfortable.
We live in a genial climate, neither too hot nor too cold.
similar words:
amiable, mild, pleasant
derivations: genially (adv.), geniality (n.)
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