genial: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( jēn'yul, jē'nē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  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.


Pronunciation: ( ju-nī'ul), [key]
— adj. Anat., Zool.
  1. of or pertaining to the chin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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