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view main entry for genial adjective  /ˈdʒiniəl/
British English pronunciation: genial
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  /ˌdʒiniˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: geniality
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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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