congeniality


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congeniality - compatibility between persons
compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
2.congeniality - a congenial disposition
friendliness - a friendly disposition
uncongeniality - a disposition not to be congenial

congeniality

noun
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I know not that any other author has hinted of the matter; but by inference it seems to me that the sturgeon must be divided in the same way as the whale, the King receiving the highly dense and elastic head peculiar to that fish, which, symbolically regarded, may possibly be humorously grounded upon some presumed congeniality.
There was a reviving pleasure in this intercourse, of a kind now tasted by me for the first time-the pleasure arising from perfect congeniality of tastes, sentiments, and principles.
Meaning nothing but a certain matured frivolity and selfishness, not always inseparable from full-blown years, I think she confirmed him in his fear that he was a constraint upon his young wife, and that there was no congeniality of feeling between them, by so strongly commending his design of lightening the load of her life.
There was thus no congeniality of principle between the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
And in what manner has this congeniality of mind been evinced?
You leave the recollection of Hunsden as a bee would a rock, as a bird a desert; and your aspirations spread eager wings towards a land of visions where, now in advancing daylight--in X daylight--you dare to dream of congeniality, repose, union.
I had on more than one occasion got him out of scrapes into which this had led him; and I know not whether it was from this cause, or a certain congeniality of sentiment between us, that he had always shown a partiality for my society.
There is no congeniality between him and the rest of the men aboard ship.
He had read many books; and Scott's poetry appeared to have left a strong impression on his mind: especially the opening of The Lady of the Lake, and the great battle scene in Marmion, in which, no doubt from the congeniality of the subjects to his own pursuits and tastes, he had great interest and delight.
He had established a confidence with her, that absolutely turned upon her indifference towards her husband, and the absence, now and at all times, of any congeniality between them.
As though accidents were determined to be favourable to it, they had a new assurance of congeniality in the aversion which each perceived that the other felt towards Blandois of Paris; an aversion amounting to the repugnance and horror of a natural antipathy towards an odious creature of the reptile kind.
And there was a passive congeniality between them, besides this active one.