n. warmth of disposition and manners; kindliness; sympathy
This restaurant is famous and popular because of the geniality of the proprietor who tries to make everyone happy.
Sentence in Classic:
Now the master, mellow almost to the verge of geniality, put his chair aside, turned his back to the audience, and began to draw a map of America on the blackboard, to exercise the geography class upon.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The geniality, as was the way of the man, was somewhat theatrical to the eye; but it reposed on genuine feeling.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Once it surprised her notions by remarking upon the friendliness and geniality written in the faces of the hills around.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
My health forbade me from venturing out unless the weather was exceptionally genial, and I had no friends who would call upon me and break the monotony of my daily existence.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He received us in his quietly genial fashion, ordered fresh rashers and eggs, and joined us in a hearty meal.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Vronsky looked round angrily, but his face lighted up immediately with his characteristic expression of genial and manly serenity.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Though Mademoiselle Bourienne had been so unsuccessful in her choice of a subject, she did not stop talking, but chattered about the conservatories and the beauty of a flower that had just opened, and after the soup the prince became more genial.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context