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.

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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 forms of congenial

congeniality (kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ) or congenialness, nouncongenially, adverb

Word Origin for congenial

C17: from con- (same) + genial 1
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