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What does congenial mean?
Congenial means friendly, pleasant, or agreeable. Someone who’s congenial is easy to get along with.
It’s especially used to describe people and their personalities, but it can also describe atmospheres marked by friendliness, as in a congenial workplace.
The noun congeniality refers to the quality of being congenial.
Less commonly, congenial can mean well suited or well matched, as in It’s a very congenial friendship—they share several interests. The word compatible is a close synonym of this sense of congenial.
Example: You won’t find a more congenial person than Jess—she has a kind word for everyone she meets.
Where does congenial come from?
The first records of the word congenial come from the 1600s. It’s essentially a combination of con-, meaning “same” or “together,” and genial, meaning “warmly and pleasantly cheerful,” from the Latin geniālis, “festive, jovial, pleasant.”
The words congenial and genial can be used as synonyms. Similar adjectives are affable, amiable, convivial, and cordial. A person who’s considered congenial usually isn’t just friendly and pleasant when they have to be or when it suits them—they’re friendly and pleasant all the time.
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What are some other forms related to congenial?
- congeniality (noun)
- congenially (adverb)
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How is congenial used in real life?
Congenial is always used in a positive way. It’s especially used to describe a friendly person’s personality or a friendly atmosphere.
‘You felt that the welcoming atmosphere of the Art Gallery of New South Wales was merely an extension of his infinitely congenial personality’ – Angus Trumble on the late Edmund Capon https://t.co/zzrVDwMkof
— Apollo Magazine (@Apollo_magazine) March 24, 2019
Local veteran Bob Baker retired earlier today from the Heritage Square Martin’s Supermarket. Known for his congenial personality and customer service, Baker served in World War II for four years at the age of 17 in Okinawa, Japan. @KDesaiWNDU was there. https://t.co/VV8uLKzz80
— WNDU (@WNDU) December 16, 2017
Research shows that happier employees make for improved collegiality as well as a more congenial workplace. https://t.co/lSUbAL2bDN
— Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. (@emmaseppala) February 28, 2016
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Example sentences from the Web for congenial
I found that serving under American officers was usually a lot more congenial than under Brits.
She herself represents a congenial mingling of English and Scottish blood.
Initially, the congenial Enzi seemed to be blindsided by the Cheneys.
America needs a strategy to adapt to the faltering strength of its most important and congenial allies.
All the congenial things the three Democratic presidents said are true.
This other by what seems a congenial activity, fascinating as a game of chess, acquires uncounted millions.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The Marshal found himself in the congenial position of absolute ruler of the richest provinces of Spain.
There he might yet live among men of his own race and degree, and of congenial beliefs and occupations.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The Austrian campaign of 1809 called him from these congenial labours to the even more congenial operations of war.
She, however, determined that no earthly power should induce her to marry him, unless she found in him a congenial spirit.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott