(?), a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.] 1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. "The genial bed." Milton.
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Creator Venus, genial power of love.
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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 genial disposition.
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So much I feel my genial spirits droop.
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3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. [Obs.]
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Natural incapacity and genial indisposition.
Sir T. Browne.
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4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature. [R.]
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Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works.
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Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.
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