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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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