congenial

[ kuhn-jeen-yuhl ]
/ kənˈdʒin yəl /

adjective

agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.

Nearby words

  1. congeliturbation,
  2. congener,
  3. congeneric,
  4. congenerous,
  5. congenetic,
  6. congenic,
  7. congenital,
  8. congenital afibrinogenemia,
  9. congenital alopecia,
  10. congenital amputation

Origin of congenial

1615–25; < Latin con- con- + geni(us) genius + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for congenial

congenial

/ (kənˈdʒiːnjəl, -nɪəl) /

adjective

friendly, pleasant, or agreeablea congenial atmosphere to work in
having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
Derived Formscongeniality (kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ) or congenialness, nouncongenially, adverb

Word Origin for congenial

C17: from con- (same) + genial 1

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