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

uncongenial (ˌʌnkənˈdʒiːnjəl, -nɪəl)
 
adj
not friendly, pleasant, or agreeable

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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 particulars of his life in an uncongenial diplomatic exile need not concern
  us.
Gravity was uncongenial to her, and she made light even of grave things.
Anything politically uncongenial he simply would not do.
The atmosphere became uncongenial to special pleading and to the urging of a
  parochial point of view by a particular agency.
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