The quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner; affability: he was endowed with geniality and good humour
More example sentences
- People still spoke of the startling geniality of its citizens and the rare peace of its neighbourhood.
- An awareness of what really matters in life is why he is able to exhibit such geniality and good grace when dealing with the ferocious criticism that has come his way.
- I doubt that anyone, even someone with the president's geniality and popularity could get much through the Senate these days.
friendliness, affability, cordiality, congeniality, amiability, warmth, easy-going nature, approachability, sympathetic nature, good nature, good humour, cheerfulness, cheeriness, neighbourliness, hospitality, companionableness, bluffness;
informal chumminess, palliness
British informal mateyness