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 ?
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.
The evening of the day on which I had taken my madman's resolution to depart in anger from all that was dear to me found me in that congenial spot.
It will give me great pleasure," said he "to accept your kind invitation; for nowhere in the Land of Oz could I hope to meet with so congenial a company.
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.
I love her, because she has feelings congenial with my own; she has so much wit, is so amusing, so frank, so like a girl of talents--so like--like every thing I admire myself.
These hordes of villains being broken up and dispersed, Rose had betaken himself to the wilderness, and associated himself with the Crows, whose predatory habits were congenial with his own, had married a woman of the tribe, and, in short, had identified himself with those vagrant savages.
Finally, he was discovered by the military governor of the province of Ssuch`uan, who applied on his behalf for the post of Restorer of Ancient Monuments in the district, the one congenial appointment of his life.
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
It was no slight additional proof of her unhappiness, that she should so cling to the consolation of my presence, and earnestly desire the company of one whose general tastes and ideas were so little congenial to her own--whom she had completely forgotten in her hour of prosperity, and whose presence would be rather a nuisance than a pleasure, if she could but have half her heart's desire.
If anything, Tobin was lower in spirits and less congenial with his misfortunes than when we started.
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.
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.