[kuh n-jeen-yuh l]
- agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
- suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.
Origin of congenial
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1. favorable, pleasant, complaisant, sympathetic.
1, 2. disagreeable.
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Examples from the Web for congenially
Cutting abruptly through the noise, I heard a congenially familiar sound: the squeaky voice of Freddy Catesby.Life Imitates Patriots: Inaugural Version
January 20, 2013
Producing and non-producing classes can never be congenially associated.Usury
Certainly not the hard words they used so readily and congenially.Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20
Everything else in his surroundings smiled most congenially.Life of Charles Dickens
He reached his destination without remark, and found it congenially dreary.What Will People Say?
We are to “work in to one another,” smoothly, congenially, in a frictionless peace.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
- friendly, pleasant, or agreeablea congenial atmosphere to work in
- having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
C17: from con- (same) + genial 1
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Word Origin and History for congenially
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