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genial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of genial

  1. 1 having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations <a genial host who makes a point of speaking personally to each and every guest> Synonyms affable, agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, mellow, nice, pleasant, sweet, well-disposedRelated Words amicable, clever [dialect], cordial, friendly, neighborly; benign, gentle, kind; cheerful, cheery, glad [archaic], sunny; companionable, conversable, sociable; civil, considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; accommodating, amenable, obliging; attractive, delightful, enjoyable, likable (or likeable)Near Antonyms boorish, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, surly, uncivil, unkind, unmannerly, unsociable; bearish, bilious, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, petulant, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, contentious, contrary, ornery, querulous; unappealing, unattractive; sour, vinegaryAntonyms disagreeable, ill-natured, ill-tempered, unamiable, ungenial, ungracious, unpleasant

  2. 2 having or showing kindly feeling and sincere interest <genial new neighbors who helped us unpack boxes and brought us dinner our first night in the new place> Synonyms amicable, bonhomous, buddy-buddy, chummy, collegial, companionable, comradely, cordial, friendly, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, matey [chiefly British], neighborly, palsy, palsy-walsy [slang], warm, warmheartedRelated Words affable, agreeable, approachable, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, nice, sweet; clubby, convivial, folksy, gregarious, hospitable, sociable, social; jolly, jovial, merry; extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing; brotherly, fraternal, sisterly; close, familiar, intimate; adoring, affectionate, devoted, fond, lovesome, loving, tender, tenderheartedNear Antonyms alienated, estranged; chilly, cold, cold-blooded, cool, frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry (also wintery); unsociable, unsocial; aggressive, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; inhospitable, inimicalAntonyms antagonistic, hostile, unfriendly

  3. 3 showing a natural kindness and courtesy especially in social situations <his genial offer to give me his seat on the bus> Synonyms affable, cordial, gracious, hospitable, sociableRelated Words agreeable, amiable, benign, benignant, congenial, convivial, friendly, kind, kindly, neighborly; accommodating, obliging; considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; approachable, attentive, outgoingNear Antonyms boorish, churlish; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, gruff, sharp, snippy; antisocial, disagreeable, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, sullen, surly, uncivil, unfriendly, unkind, unmannerly; crabbed, crabby, cross, crusty, grumpyAntonyms inhospitable, ungenial, ungracious, unsociable

  4. 4 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low <wanted to move to a more genial clime for health reasons> Synonyms balmy, equable, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, soft, temperateRelated Words clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, tranquil; delightful, fine, pleasantNear Antonyms blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, rough, squally, stormy, windy; misty, rainy, showery; bleak, cloudy, dismal, foggy, gloomy, gray (also grey), hazy, overcast, sunless; bitter, dirty, foul, nasty, rawAntonyms harsh, inclement, intemperate, severe


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