Definition of geniality in English:



mass noun
  • The quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner; affability.

    ‘he was endowed with geniality and good humour’
    • ‘I doubt that anyone, even someone with the president's geniality and popularity could get much through the Senate these days.’
    • ‘People still spoke of the startling geniality of its citizens and the rare peace of its neighbourhood.’
    • ‘The letters are serious when they should be, yet packed with geniality and wisdom.’
    • ‘‘We have a visitor,’ Ben said with forced geniality as he dismounted.’
    • ‘An awareness of what really matters in life is why he is able to exhibit such geniality and good grace when dealing with the ferocious criticism that has come his way.’
    friendliness, affability, cordiality, congeniality, amiability, warmth, easy-going nature, approachability, sympathetic nature, good nature, good humour, cheerfulness, cheeriness, neighbourliness, hospitality, companionableness, bluffness
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