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Definition of genial:

  1. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.
  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.
  3. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.
  4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.
  5. Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise.
  6. Same as Genian.


hail-fellow, good-tempered, collegial, temperate, comfortable, affable, palsy, satisfactory, benignant, satisfied, attitude, commodious, benign, good, good-natured, convenient, cheering, bonhomous, amiable, balmy, hail-fellow-well-met, matey, fair, kind, well-provided, nice, snug, well-disposed, well-off, chummy, at ease, friendly, contented, mellow, comradely, at rest, well-to-do, equable, cordial, mental, good-humored, palsy-walsy, good-humoured, buddy-buddy.

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