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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.
con·gen′ial·ly adv.
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Adv.1.congenially - in a congenial manner; "`Let's all have a drink together,' he said congenially"
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For all of these reasons, and many more which he right well knows will have occurred to persons of your exceptional acuteness, he is here to submit to you that the time has arrived when, with our hearts in our glasses, with tears in our eyes, with blessings on our lips, and in a general way with a profusion of gammon and spinach in our emotional larders, we should one and all drink to our dear friends the Lammles, wishing them many years as happy as the last, and many many friends as congenially united as themselves.
Guppy saunters along with it congenially. He has blunted the blade of his penknife and broken the point off by sticking that instrument into his desk in every direction.
Chances are, we respond to our spouse's little dig with an angry stare, or we mutter a less than congenially "get off my case." We also probably wind up sulking the rest of the night.
In that case, the only solution would be something like court-packing--to win political power and add members to the courts that would vote more congenially to the majority's wishes.
As he walked into the classroom, I put forward my hand to shake his to congenially welcome him to the new environs.
Deems Taylor's two books, Of Men and Music and The Well-Tempered Listener, are based on his popular radio broadcasts for the New York Philharmonic, and are congenially accesible for it.
To fulfill her role as an English lady, Orlando should focus on her own surface and its appearance to others' view--to move gracefully, to speak and listen congenially while entertaining or being entertained, to think of fabrics and fashions that complement her skin and body.
Being broad minded and always ready to congenially co-exist with the rest of the Creation of God.
Apex court directed the then Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to resolve this matter congenially with Dewan Petroleum in 30 days as per Petroleum Concession Agreement (PCA) or else the company would go into arbitration.
Surgical Correction of Congenially Fused Vulva Labia in a Holstein Friesian Cross Bred Heifer.
It can be congenially strabismus but visual deficy was developed slowly and then understood by owner.