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1. diffusing warmth and friendliness;
- Example: "an affable smile"
- Example: "an amiable gathering"
- Example: "cordial relations"
- Example: "a cordial greeting"
- Example: "a genial host"
[syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]

2. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw;
[syn: genial, mental]

3. agreeable, conducive to comfort;
- Example: "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"
- Example: "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
[syn: kind, genial]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Genial \Ge*ni"al\, a. (Anat.) Same as Genian. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Genial \Gen"ial\, a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.] 1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. "The genial bed." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Creator Venus, genial power of love. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] So much I feel my genial spirits droop. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature. [R.] [1913 Webster] Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works. --Hare. [1913 Webster] Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

genial adj 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial] 2: of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw [syn: genial, mental] 3: agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet" [syn: kind, genial]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

164 Moby Thesaurus words for "genial": abiogenetic, aestival, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, ardent, beaming, biogenetic, blastogenetic, blissful, blithe, blithesome, blood-hot, blood-warm, bonhomous, bright, bright and sunny, calid, cheerful, cheery, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, congenial, convivial, cordial, courteous, desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, elated, en rapport, enjoyable, epigenetic, equatorial, eumerogenetic, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, fair, fair and pleasant, felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, flushed, fond of society, friendly, gametic, generative, generous, genetic, genital, genitive, gentle, glad, gladsome, glowing, good, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, happy, harmonious, heart-warming, hearty, heterogenetic, high, histogenetic, homogenetic, honeyed, hopeful, hospitable, in good spirits, in high spirits, irrepressible, isogenetic, jocund, jolly, jovial, kind, kindly, laughing, liberal, likable, luke, lukewarm, mellifluous, mellow, merogenetic, merry, metagenetic, mild, monogenetic, neighborly, nice, of good cheer, open, openhearted, optimistic, orthogenetic, pangenetic, parthenogenetic, phytogenetic, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, radiant, receptive, relaxed, rewarding, riant, room-temperature, rosy, sanguine, sanguineous, satisfying, smiling, sociable, social, social-minded, sparkling, sporogenous, subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny, sweet, sweet-tempered, temperate, tepid, thermal, thermic, toasty, tropical, unfrozen, urbane, warm, warm as toast, warmhearted, warmish, welcome, welcoming, well-disposed, well-natured, winsome, xenogenetic