congenial

[kuhn-jeen-yuhl]
adjective
1.
agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.
2.
suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin con- con- + geni(us) genius + -al1

congeniality [kuhn-jee-nee-al-i-tee] , congenialness, noun
congenially, adverb
precongenial, adjective
quasi-congenial, adjective
quasi-congenially, adverb
uncongenial, adjective
uncongenially, adverb
uncongeniality, noun


1. favorable, pleasant, complaisant, sympathetic.


1, 2. disagreeable.
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congenial (kənˈdʒiːnjəl, -nɪəl)
 
adj
1.  friendly, pleasant, or agreeable: a congenial atmosphere to work in
2.  having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
 
[C17: from con- (same) + genial1]
 
congeniality
 
n
 
con'genialness
 
n
 
con'genially
 
adv

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congenial
1620s, "kindred, sympathetic," from L. com- "together" + genialis "of birth," thus, "kindred." Sense of "agreeable" is first recorded 1711. Related: Congeniality (1620s).
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Example sentences
And in this case there's a strong motive to come to particular congenial
  results, too.
They therefore find it congenial, the theory posits, to see those forms of
  behavior as dangerous and thus worthy of restriction.
The mood in the room is congenial, almost festive with learning.
The show includes a small terra-cotta version of this statue, which is more
  congenial and cheerful than the larger work in marble.
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