[ kuhn-jee-nee-al-i-tee ]
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  1. the quality of being agreeable, suitable, or pleasant: The guest rooms combine the very latest in technology with the best facilities, comfort, and congeniality.

  2. the quality of being well-matched or agreeable to each other; compatibility: In later years, the two men’s friendship was cemented by their intellectual and religious congeniality.

Origin of congeniality


Other words from congeniality

  • un·con·ge·ni·al·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby congeniality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use congeniality in a sentence

  • Jacinth on her side was conscious of a good deal of congeniality between herself and her aunt.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Without congeniality there cannot be much influence, at least not in the case of so exclusive and fastidious a nature as Chopin's.

  • With regard to Bellini, Chopin's sympathy was strengthened by the congeniality of their individual temperaments.

  • Society is split into strata made up largely through community of interest, and congeniality of ideas and thoughts.

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan | Henry Peck Fry
  • Nothing wears better than good sense, and nothing is more essential to permanent congeniality and usefulness.

    The Hearth-Stone | Samuel Osgood