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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genial  \Ge*ni"al\,  a.  (Anat.) 
  Same  as  {Genian}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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 
  T.  Browne. 
 
  4.  Denoting  or  marked  with  genius;  belonging  to  the  higher 
  nature.  [R.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  genial 
  adj  1:  diffusing  warmth  and  friendliness;  "an  affable  smile";  "an 
  amiable  gathering";  "cordial  relations";  "a  cordial 
  greeting";  "a  genial  host"  [syn:  {affable},  {amiable}, 
  {cordial}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  chin  or  median  part  of  the  lower  jaw 
  [syn:  {mental}] 
  3:  conducive  to  comfort;  beneficial;  "the  genial  sunshine";  "a 
  kind  climate";  "hot  summer  pavements  are  anything  but  kind 
  to  the  feet"  [syn:  {kind}] 




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