geniality n : a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) [syn: affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie]
- 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.
affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, ardency, bliss, blissfulness, blitheness, blithesomeness, bonhomie, brightness, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein, civility, clubbability, clubbishness, clubbism, communicativeness, companionability, compatibility, complaisance, congeniality, cordiality, courtesy, enjoyableness, eupeptic mien, familiarity, felicitousness, fondness for society, friendliness, generosity, gentleness, gladness, gladsomeness, good cheer, good disposition, good humor, good nature, good temper, goodliness, goodnaturedness, goodness, goodtemperedness, graciousness, gratefulness, gregariousness, happiness, harmoniousness, heartiness, hopefulness, hospitableness, hospitality, intimacy, lenity, liberality, mellifluousness, mellowness, mildness, neighborliness, niceness, open door, openheartedness, optimism, pleasance, pleasantness, pleasantry, pleasingness, pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure, pleasurefulness, radiance, rapport, receptiveness, rosy expectation, sanguine humor, sanguineness, sociability, sociableness, social grace, sociality, sunniness, sweetness, sweetness and light, urbanity, warmheartedness, warmness, warmth, welcomeness, winsomeness