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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ge·nial /ˈʤinjəl, ˈʤiniəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ge·ni·al /ʤɪˈnaɪ(ə)l/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ge·ni·al a. Anat. Same as Genian.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·ial a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         [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]