- agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
- suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.
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Related Words for congenialsympathetic, cordial, genial, harmonious, pleasant, jovial, favorable, sociable, agreeable, mellow, pleasing, affable, convivial, gracious, adapted, companionable, compatible, complaisant, congruous, consistent
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Contemporary Examples of congenial
She herself represents a congenial mingling of English and Scottish blood.Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle
August 17, 2014
Initially, the congenial Enzi seemed to be blindsided by the Cheneys.Mike Enzi Takes on Liz Cheney
October 23, 2013
America needs a strategy to adapt to the faltering strength of its most important and congenial allies.America's European Allies Drop the Ball
May 2, 2013
All the congenial things the three Democratic presidents said are true.Bush’s Legacy, Obama’s Choice
April 25, 2013
That last round was congenial, like a group hug on American Idol.GOP Iowa Debate: Daily Beast Contributors Grade the Candidates
The Daily Beast
December 11, 2011
Historical Examples of congenial
I often tell her that they are, after all, her most congenial associates.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
From the hush of these places, it is congenial to pass into the hushed resorts of business.The Uncommercial Traveller
The song had begun with celebrating a theme, that must for ever be congenial to every female breast.
Praise is congenial to every human sense; the voice of praise is ever grateful to the ear of virtue.
These Artauds flourish in it all, as on a congenial dungheap.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
- friendly, pleasant, or agreeablea congenial atmosphere to work in
- having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic