ge·nial /ˈʤinjəl, ˈʤiniəl/
ge·ni·al /ʤɪˈnaɪ(ə)l/ 形容詞
Ge·ni·al a. Anat. Same as Genian.
1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. “The genial bed.”
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.
adj 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an
amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial
greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable,
2: of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
3: conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a
kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind
to the feet" [syn: kind]