The quality of being pleasant and friendly
The force of his intellect renders this want of geniality repulsive.
The praise of the fair sex in the first poem is exceptional in the literature of his age; and its geniality may help us to understand the author's popularity with his contemporaries.
Further he had an engaging geniality of manner and much tact in dealing with men.
But we find no trace of the exuberant comic power and geniality of his great contemporary.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.