What is another word for geniality?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˌiːnɪˈalɪti] (IPA)

Geniality is the quality of being friendly, amiable and sociable. There are several synonyms for geniality that can be used depending on the context of the word. For instance, affability is a synonym for geniality that is used to describe someone who is easy to talk to and approachable. Conviviality is another synonym used to describe someone who enjoys the company of others and is fond of socializing. Warmth is a synonym used to connote the kindness and friendliness of a person. Hospitality is also a synonym used to describe the kindness, generosity and welcoming nature of a person. Other synonyms for geniality include cordiality, amiability, agreeableness and congeniality.

Synonyms for Geniality:

What are the hypernyms for Geniality?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for geniality?

Geniality refers to a cheerful and friendly personality. The antonyms for this word include hostility, unfriendliness, and unpleasantness. A person who is hostile is often aggressive and unwelcoming, which creates an unpleasant environment. Unfriendliness refers to a lack of warmth or kindness towards others. An unfriendly person is often cold and distant, making it difficult to create relationships. Lastly, unpleasantness refers to a distasteful or uncomfortable experience. A person who exudes unpleasantness often creates a negative atmosphere, making it hard to connect with others. In contrast, geniality is a desirable quality in a person, creating a welcoming and positive environment for all.

Usage examples for Geniality

"I'm not afraid, Colonel," answered Mr. Hopper, with a feeble attempt at geniality.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill
"But it isn't exactly stony geniality.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
A book pleasant to look at and pleasant to read-pleasant from its rich store of anecdote, its geniality, and its humour, even to persons who care little for the subjects of which it treats, but beyond measure delightful to those who are in any degree members of the above-mentioned fraternity.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders"
William M'Combie

Famous quotes with Geniality

  • I am not […] asserting that humans are either genial or aggressive by inborn biological necessity. Obviously, both kindness and violence lie within the bounds of our nature because we perpetrate both, in spades. I only advance a structural claim that social stability rules nearly all the time and must be based on an overwhelmingly predominant (but tragically ignored) frequency of genial acts, and that geniality is therefore our usual and preferred response nearly all the time. […] [T]he center of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • Had there not been a natural goodness and indestructible force in my father, I see not how be could have bodied himself forth from these mean impediments. I suppose good precepts were not wanting. There was the Bible to read. Old John Orr, the schoolmaster, used from time to time to lodge with them; be was religious and enthusiastic (though in practice irregular with drink). In my grandfather, also, there seems to have been a certain geniality; for instance, he and a neighbor, Thomas Hogg, read "Anson's Voyages;" also tho "Arabian Nights," for which latter my father, armed with zealous conviction, scrupled not to censure them openly. By one means and another, at an early age he had acquired principles, lights that not only flickered, but shone steadily to guide his way.
    Thomas Carlyle

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