[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 uncongenial
Mark Twain's position on the 'Call' was uncongenial from the start.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
This is the kind of discord I have to bear, corresponding to your uncongenial company.Hortus Inclusus
Stephanie could not refuse, though her errand was uncongenial.For the Sake of the School</p>
They could not even realize their own plan of life in the midst of uncongenial mores.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
Laura has no one but an uncongenial stepmother, and that is the reason we are so intimate.Ladies-In-Waiting
Kate Douglas Wiggin
- not friendly, pleasant, or agreeable
- 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 uncongenial
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