- agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
- suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.
Origin of congenial
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1, 2. disagreeable.
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Examples from the Web for uncongenial
Mark Twain's position on the 'Call' was uncongenial from the start.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
This is the kind of discord I have to bear, corresponding to your uncongenial company.Hortus Inclusus
Stephanie could not refuse, though her errand was uncongenial.For the Sake of the School
They could not even realize their own plan of life in the midst of uncongenial mores.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Laura has no one but an uncongenial stepmother, and that is the reason we are so intimate.Ladies-In-Waiting
Kate Douglas Wiggin
- not friendly, pleasant, or agreeable
- friendly, pleasant, or agreeablea congenial atmosphere to work in
- having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
C17: from con- (same) + genial 1
Word Origin and History for uncongenial
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