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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Genial \Gen"ial\, a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See
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 genial disposition.
So much I feel my genial spirits droop. --Milton.
3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native;
natural; inborn. [Obs.]
Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. --Sir
4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher
Men of genius have often attached the highest value
to their less genial works. --Hare.
Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside
over marriage and generation.
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