genially genially

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an affable manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some members of the President's inner circle, however, are a bit embarrassed by the genially egotistic rabbi.
  2. Newspapers, including Buenos Aires' Clarin, genially kidded the government about the sub for a while.
  3. The man who has genially stood watch over much of Detroit's decline is Mayor Louis Miriani, 64, a competent but complacent bureaucrat who has held office since 1957.

News

  • Associates of accused mobster Bulger relive old times in court

    By Stephanie Simon BOSTON (Reuters) - Reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger appeared to be enjoying his federal trial on Tuesday, chuckling genially as a former cocaine dealer who worked for him in the 1980s suggested Bulger might not have gotten his fair share of the profits. William Shea, who ran a major marijuana and cocaine ring in South Boston, testified that at his height he was clearing ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I think people maybe didn't realise the expectations we had going into this tournament," Brown told BBC Radio Merseyside. "As we did think we genially had a chance, if we played to our capabilities we could find ourselves in this position....
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Rachel Brown Source: BBC Sport

  2. Jane Smiley wrote fondly of her favourite Updike character, Bech: "Bech is not Updike; he is more like, say, Saul Bellow, and he is put through a vast array of experiences that are quite humiliating. Bech is genially, but pointedly, satirised for...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Jane Smiley Source: Irish Times

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