congenial


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con·gen·ial

 (kən-jēn′yəl)
adj.
1. Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic.
2. Of a pleasant disposition; friendly and sociable: a congenial host.
3. Suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable: congenial surroundings.

[Probably from con- + Latin genius, the personification of one's natural inclinations; see genius.]

con·ge′ni·al′i·ty (-jē′nē-ăl′ĭ-tē), con·gen′ial·ness n.
con·gen′ial·ly adv.

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, conˈgenialness n
conˈgenially adv

con•gen•ial

(kənˈdʒin yəl)

adj.
1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character; pleasant: congenial surroundings.
2. suited or adapted in tastes, temperament, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.
[1615–25; < Latin con- con- + geni(us) genius + -al1]
con•ge`ni•al′i•ty (-ˌdʒi niˈæl ɪ ti) con•gen′ial•ness, n.
con•gen′ial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.congenial - suitable to your needs; "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
sympathetic - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
uncongenial, incompatible - not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
2.congenial - (used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"

congenial

adjective pleasant, kindly, pleasing, friendly, agreeable, cordial, sociable, genial, affable, convivial, companionable, favourable, complaisant The food at the party was excellent, and the company congenial.

congenial

adjective
Translations
مُناسِب، مُوافِق، مُلائِم
příjemnývhodný
viîkunnanlegur
patīkamstuvs

congenial

[kənˈdʒiːnɪəl] ADJ (frm) [atmosphere, environment, place] → agradable; [person, company] → simpático, agradable
to find sb congenialtener simpatía a algn
the land proved congenial to farmingla tierra resultó ser buena para la agricultura
he found few people congenial to himconoció a pocas personas con las que congeniara

congenial

[kənˈdʒiːniəl] adj [person] → sympathique, agréable; [job, surroundings] → agréable

congenial

adj
(= pleasant)ansprechend; person alsosympathisch; place, job also, atmosphereangenehm; to be congenial to somebody (place, atmosphere, environment, work) → jdm zusagen
(liter: = of like nature) → kongenial (liter), → geistesverwandt

congenial

[kənˈdʒiːnɪəl] adj (place, work, company) → piacevole; (person) → simpatico/a

congenial

(kənˈdʒiːniəl) adjective
agreeable; pleasant.
References in classic literature ?
He was a widower, and found very little congenial companionship in this casual Western city.
They formed a congenial group sitting there that summer afternoon--Madame Ratignolle sewing away, often stopping to relate a story or incident with much expressive gesture of her perfect hands; Robert and Mrs.
That humid and congenial atmosphere which commonly adorned the view, veiling its harshness, and softening its asperities, had disappeared, the northern air poured across the waste of water so harsh and unmingled, that nothing was left to be conjectured by the eye, or fashioned by the fancy.
Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good.
In the event of success, indeed, it was his purpose to return to England; nor, to say the truth, would he recently have quitted that more congenial home, had not his own fortune, as well as his deceased wife's, begun to give symptoms of exhaustion.
Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison.
Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing --at least, what untattooed parts might remain --I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale.
Jurgis got himself a place in a boardinghouse with some congenial friends.
Just at present, however, Aunt Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
When we went in, and I had removed her bonnet and coat, I took her on my knee; kept her there an hour, allowing her to prattle as she liked: not rebuking even some little freedoms and trivialities into which she was apt to stray when much noticed, and which betrayed in her a superficiality of character, inherited probably from her mother, hardly congenial to an English mind.
Bird-fanciers have sought the congenial tranquillity of the scene; and pigeons coo, and canaries twitter, in Vauxhall Walk.