un congenial

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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