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genial
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
friendly and good-natured
  • "Pernicious!" said Mr Clare, with genial scorn; and he proceeded to recount experiences which would show the absurdity of that idea.
    4 — The Consequence (19% in)
  • It was still early, and though the sun's lower limb was just free of the hill, his rays, ungenial and peering, addressed the eye rather than the touch as yet.
    2 — Maiden No More (16% in)

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