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.
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