[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</p>
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</p>
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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