Gen"ial(?), a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.] 1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. "The genial bed." Milton.
Creator Venus, genial power of love.Dryden.
2. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and
So much I feel my genial spirits droop.Milton.
3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.
Natural incapacity and genial indisposition.Sir T. Browne.
4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.
Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works.Hare.
(Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Fri 19th July 2019