from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner. See Synonyms at gracious.
- adj. Conducive to life, growth, or comfort; mild: "the genial sunshine . . . saturating his miserable body with its warmth” ( Jack London).
- adj. Obsolete Relating to or marked by genius.
- adj. Obsolete Of or relating to marriage; nuptial.
- adj. Of or relating to the chin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. friendly and cheerful
- adj. pleasantly mild and warm
- adj. marked by genius
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as genian.
- adj. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.
- adj. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to marriage; nuptial; hence, pertaining to generation; generative.
- Native; natural; innate.
- Giving spirit or life; enlivening; warming; comforting; contributing to life and cheerfulness; supporting life.
- Of a social spirit; cordial in disposition and manner; kindly; sympathetically cheerful.
- Relating to or exhibiting genius.
- Synonyms Cheering, inspiriting.
- Hearty, pleasant.
- In anatomy, pertaining to the chin; situated on the chin; mental.
- n. One of the dermal plates or scutes of the chin of reptiles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. diffusing warmth and friendliness
- adj. agreeable, conducive to comfort
- adj. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
Latin geniālis, festive, from genius, spirit of festivity.
From Greek geneion, chin, from genus, jaw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin geniālis ("of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial"), from genius ("guardian spirit") + -ālis. (Wiktionary)