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)
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) genial gods, the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.
(Science: anatomy) same as Genian.