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geniality n : a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) [syn: affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie]

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  1. The quality of being genial
    Sometimes this throat uttered Yes, sometimes it uttered No; sometimes it made inquiries about a time worn denizen of the place. Once it surprised her notions by remarking upon the friendliness and geniality written in the faces of the hills around. — Thomas Hardy, Return of the Native, Chapter 3.

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