geniality

  • 1 Geniality — Ge ni*al i*ty, n. [L. genialitas.] The quality of being genial; sympathetic cheerfulness; warmth of disposition and manners. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 geniality — index consideration (sympathetic regard), courtesy, goodwill Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 geniality — c.1600, festivity; 1650s, cheerfulness, from L.L. genialitas festivity, pleasantness, from L. genialis (see GENIAL (Cf. genial)) …

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  • 4 geniality — [n] extreme niceness affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, cheerfulness, cheeriness, congenialness, conviviality, cordiality, enjoyableness, friendliness, gladness, good cheer, good nature, gratefulness, happiness,… …

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  • 5 geniality — noun The quality of being genial Sometimes this throat uttered Yes, sometimes it uttered No; sometimes it made inquiries about a time worn denizen of the place. Once it surprised her notions by remarking upon the friendliness and geniality… …

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  • 6 geniality — genial ► ADJECTIVE 1) friendly and cheerful. 2) literary (of weather) pleasantly mild and warm. DERIVATIVES geniality noun genially adverb. ORIGIN Latin genialis nuptial, productive , from genius (see GENIUS(Cf. ↑genius …

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  • 7 geniality — noun see genial I …

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  • 8 geniality — See genial1. * * * …

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  • 9 geniality — Synonyms and related words: affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, ardency, bliss, blissfulness, blitheness, blithesomeness, bonhomie, brightness, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein, civility,… …

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  • 10 geniality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. kindliness, cheerfulness, friendliness; see friendship 2 , happiness 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being pleasant and friendly: affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amiableness,… …

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  • 11 geniality — ge·ni·al·i·ty || ‚dʒɪːnɪ ælÉ™tɪ n. kindliness, warmth, cordiality, agreeableness …

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  • 12 geniality — n 1. cheerfulness, gladness, gayness, gaiety; blitheness, blithesomeness, light heartedness, buoyancy, optimism, sunniness; sprightliness, liveliness, vivaciousness, animation; happiness, felicity, bliss fulness; joyfulness, joy, jubilance,… …

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  • 13 geniality — ge·nial·i·ty …

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  • 14 geniality — See: genial …

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  • 15 geniality — /dʒiniˈæləti/ (say jeenee aluhtee) noun genial quality; sympathetic cheerfulness or kindliness …

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  • 16 geniality — noun a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) • Syn: ↑affability, ↑affableness, ↑amiability, ↑amiableness, ↑bonhomie • Derivationally related forms: ↑genial, ↑amiable ( …

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  • 17 Dickens, Charles — ▪ British novelist Introduction in full  Charles John Huffam Dickens   born Feb. 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Eng. died June 9, 1870, Gad s Hill, near Chatham, Kent  English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. His …

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  • 18 bonhomie — noun a) Geniality; friendliness; a pleasant, friendly, good natured manner; an affable and approachable disposition; frank and simple good heartedness. b) Friendly …

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  • 19 cheerfulness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Good humor Nouns 1. cheerfulness, geniality, gaiety, sunniness, good nature; cheer, good humor, high spirits, animal spirits; glee, light heart; optimism (See hope).Slang, joygerm fever. See pleasure. 2 …

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  • 20 hospitality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sociality, cordiality, welcome, entertainment. See liberality. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Entertainment] Syn. accommodation, good cheer, warm welcome, warm reception, conviviality, companionship, good… …

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