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Definition friendly and good-natured
  • She sent a genial messenger with a tough message.
genial = friendly and good-natured
  • a genial host
  • The evening was kind and genial, and so was my companion.
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • He smiled genially.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • genially = in a friendly, good-natured manner
  • In the first act the author genially outlines the history of the town,
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • genially = in a friendly, good-natured manner
  • She smiled and smiled, largely because she was naturally genial and on her good behavior here, but incidentally because Clyde was who he was.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • genial = friendly and good-natured
  • "Just a minute, sir," said Atticus genially.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • genially = in a friendly, good-natured manner
  • "Here you are in your solitary splendor," he went on genially.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • genially = in a friendly, good-natured manner
  • "Go ahead," answered Daisy genially, "and if you want to take down any addresses here's my little gold pencil."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • genially = in a friendly, good-natured manner
  • I read somewhere that the sun's getting hotter every year," said Tom genially.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • ...the genial host again.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • genial = friendly and good-natured
  • Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage,
    And froze the genial current of the soul.
    Thomas Gray  --  Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  • genial = friendly and good-natured
  • We doubt whether the genial captain is not describing the cheeriness of his own breast, which gave a cheery aspect to everything around him.
    Irving, Washington  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West
  • Passepartout smiled his most genial smile, and said, "Never too late."
    Verne, Jules  --  Around The World In Eighty Days
  • Her prejudice against the minister had relaxed under his genial talk and presence, but feeling that Mrs.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • You are kind and genial with me, I know, but you are not kind and genial to all the world as you were then.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • His smile was tolerant, even genial, but his face remained like the face of a sphinx.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Illustrious Prince
  • Genial words and hearty greetings are ever rising to his lips, but they die away in unheard whispers behind the steel clamps.
    Jerome, Jerome K.  --  Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
  • the genial sunshine
  • Thomson rose to his feet and received a genial handshake, after which the newcomer glanced at Ambrose.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind

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