uncongenial


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un·con·gen·ial

 (ŭn′kən-jēn′yəl)
adj.
1. Not compatible or sympathetic, as in character.
2. Not appropriate; unsuitable.
3. Not pleasing; disagreeable.

un′con·ge′ni·al′ity (-jē′nē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

uncongenial

(ˌʌnkənˈdʒiːnjəl; -nɪəl)
adj
not friendly, pleasant, or agreeable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncongenial - not suitable to your tastes or needsuncongenial - not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
unsympathetic - not sympathetic or disposed toward; "unsympathetic officialdom"; "people unsympathetic to the revolution"; "his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic"
congenial - suitable to your needs; "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
2.uncongenial - very unfavorable to life or growthuncongenial - very unfavorable to life or growth; "a hostile climate"; "an uncongenial atmosphere"; "an uncongenial soil"; "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"
inhospitable - unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas"
3.uncongenial - used of plant stock or scions; incapable of being grafted
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"

uncongenial

adjective
1. Devoid of harmony and accord:
2. Not pleasant or agreeable:
Informal: icky.
Slang: yucky.
Translations

uncongenial

[ˈʌnkənˈdʒiːnɪəl] ADJ [person] → antipático, poco amigable; [company, work, surroundings] → desagradable, poco agradable
to be uncongenial to sbser antipático or desagradable con algn

uncongenial

[ˌʌnkənˈdʒiːniəl] adj
(= not to one's taste) [person] → inintéressant(e)
[atmosphere] → froid(e)

uncongenial

adj personunliebenswürdig, nicht einnehmend; work, surroundingsunerfreulich; he finds this place uncongenialdieser Ort entspricht ihm or seinem Wesen nicht; to be uncongenial to somebodysich jdm gegenüber wenig liebenswürdig verhalten

uncongenial

[ˌʌnkənˈdʒiːnɪəl] adj (person) → poco simpatico/a; (surroundings, work) → poco piacevole
References in classic literature ?
And Jo shut the door, feeling that food was an uncongenial topic just then.
It was as if a new birth, with stronger assimilations than the first, had converted the forest-land, still so uncongenial to every other pilgrim and wanderer, into Hester Prynne's wild and dreary, but life-long home.
It must have been most irksome to find herself bound by a hard-wrung pledge to stand in the stead of a parent to a strange child she could not love, and to see an uncongenial alien permanently intruded on her own family group.
as I think you have a general disposition to do) what may be uncongenial to you in him.
Joe's blue eyes turned a little watery; he rubbed, first one of them, and then the other, in a most uncongenial and uncomfortable manner, with the round knob on the top of the poker.
Upon the other hand, there are a great many people who, having no private property of their own, and being always on the brink of sheer starvation, are compelled to do the work of beasts of burden, to do work that is quite uncongenial to them, and to which they are forced by the peremptory, unreasonable, degrading Tyranny of want.
I married early, and was happy to find in my wife a disposition not uncongenial with my own.
All this she had said, and with the earnestness of sincerity; yet this was not enough, for he immediately denied there being anything uncongenial in their characters, or anything unfriendly in their situations; and positively declared, that he would still love, and still hope!
I have said enough to indicate that my nature was of the sensitive, unpractical order, and that it grew up in an uncongenial medium, which could never foster it into happy, healthy development.
It was a poky, little, shabby-genteel place, where four lines of dingy two-storied brick houses looked out into a small railed-in enclosure, where a lawn of weedy grass and a few clumps of faded laurel-bushes made a hard fight against a smoke-laden and uncongenial atmosphere.
For the companion who is merely uncongenial in the mediaeval world becomes exasperating in the classical.
Modern life stretched out its steam feeler to this point three or four times a day, touched the native existences, and quickly withdrew its feeler again, as if what it touched had been uncongenial.