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
The chair was at fault for allowing the visitor to vote, putting congeniality before shared governance.
She was the soul of congeniality, but she adamantly refused to pose in a
  swimsuit.
At this point the process and the congeniality break down.
Members who have served together for years develop an affinity for congeniality
  and suppress reasonable dissent.
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