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Definition of genial (Meaning of genial)
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Genial Ge*ni"al, a. (Anat.)
	     Same as {Genian}.
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	  Genial 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.
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	              Creator Venus, genial power of love.  --Dryden.
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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. --Milton.
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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.           --Hare.
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	     {Genial gods} (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside
	        over marriage and generation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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