genial

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From Middle French génial, from Latin geniālis (of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial), from genius (guardian spirit) + -ālis.

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genial (comparative more genial, superlative most genial)

  1. friendly and cheerful
  2. (especially of weather) pleasantly mild and warm
  3. marked by genius
    • 2003, Laura Fermi, Gilberto Bernardini, Galileo and the Scientific Revolution, Courier Dover Publications, page 111 [1]:
      About fifty years later, in 1675, the Danish astronomer Ole Roemer (1644-1710) had the genial idea of using astronomical rather than terrestrial distances.
  4. (anatomy) genian; relating to the chin

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  • IPA(key): /ɡeˈni̯aːl/
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genial (comparative genialer, superlative am genialsten)

  1. genius, ingenious, genial (in the sense of genius)

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genial m, f (plural geniais; comparable)

  1. genial (marked by genius)
  2. genius (very clever)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin geniālis (of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial), from genius (guardian spirit) + -ālis.

Adjective[edit]

genial m, f (plural geniales)

  1. ingenious, genial
  2. splendid, gorgeous, great

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