In person, Khoury is genial and a fine conversationalist, speaking English gilded with a pronounced Arabic accent.
They will argue about whether Ryan is as genial a player on Capitol Hill as some observers say.
Unlike Rick Scott, the genial John Kasich has a reservoir of good will that comes from his long service in Congress.
I know from experience how genial a host he is, having encountered him on my many previous visits to Afghanistan.
Some wandered in a genial trance wearing the faraway, slightly shell-shocked look of the recently colonically irrigated.
This warmed the house to a genial glow, and the play started with spirit.
He invariably encouraged humour, this genial philanthropist.
genial courtesy rather than strict attention to the rules had been the leading characteristics of their play till his arrival.
Before long it was roaring, and diffusing a genial warmth on all sides.
All had been, for half an hour, in the remote state of New York with this genial railroading pirate of the old school.
pertaining to the chin
Greek geneion 'chin'
1560s, "pertaining to marriage," from Latin genialis "pleasant, festive," literally "pertaining to marriage rites," from genius "guardian spirit" (see genius). Originally used in the Latin literal sense; meaning "cheerful, friendly" first recorded 1746. Related: Genially.
genial ge·ni·al (jĭ-nī'əl) or ge·ni·an (-ən)
Of or relating to the chin.