genial | geniality | genially

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kind and friendly

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genial - friendly

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A ‘genial’ person is pleasant and outgoing, with an ability to be jovial and at ease in most social situations. Naturally, such people tend to be well-liked and able to turn interactions with others to their own advantage. This word can also be used to describe an affectionate and warm action, such as a smile, and weather which is conducive to happiness, particularly sunshine.

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  1. The sun came out today after a week of rain. I intend to make the most of the genial weather while it lasts.

  2. Mike is such a good diplomat because he exudes integrity and geniality. That’s why people warm to him so quickly.

  3. After my error, I thought my boss was going to scold me. Instead, she smiled genially and told me to learn and move on.

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