agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.
- con·ge·ni·al·i·ty [kuhn-jee-nee-al-i-tee], /kənˌdʒi niˈæl ɪ ti/, con·gen·ial·ness, noun
- con·gen·ial·ly, adverb
- pre·con·gen·ial, adjective
- qua·si-con·gen·ial, adjective
- qua·si-con·gen·ial·ly, adverb
- un·con·gen·ial, adjective
- un·con·gen·ial·ly, adverb
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How to use congenial in a sentence
Every few years, certain lawmakers demanded that the seat of government move somewhere more congenial.
Cutting abruptly through the noise, I heard a congenially familiar sound: the squeaky voice of Freddy Catesby.
Happily unconscious of any dark conspiracies against her welfare, Marjories last night at the Hall was congenially spent.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
He reached his destination without remark, and found it congenially dreary.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
He sells his farm, packs up his goods and cash in his waggon, and starts for regions more congenially wild.The Last Boer War | H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for congenial
friendly, pleasant, or agreeable: a congenial atmosphere to work in
having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
- congeniality (kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ) or congenialness, noun
- congenially, adverb
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