Definitions: (1) pleasantly cheerful; (2) imparting warmth or comfort; kindly; friendly; amiable; cordial; sympathetic; (3)displaying the marks of a genius; (4) favorable to growth or life

Synonyms: gracious, hearty, inspiriting, merry

• The inborn geniality of some people amounts to genius. — Edwin Percy Whipple (1819–1886) American essayist & critic
• Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894) American polymath [six disciplines]