from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic.
- adj. Of a pleasant disposition; friendly and sociable: a congenial host.
- adj. Suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable: congenial surroundings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests
- adj. friendly or sociable
- adj. suitable to one's needs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
- adj. Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.
- adj. capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; -- used of plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partaking of the same nature or natural characteristics; kindred; like.
- Hence Suited or adapted in character or feeling; pleasing or agreeable; harmonious; sympathetic; companionable.
- Naturally suited or adapted; having fitness or correspondence; agreeable; pleasing: as, congenial work.
- Synonyms Pleasing, Agreeable, etc. See pleasant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
- adj. suitable to your needs
Probably from con- + Latin genius, the personification of one's natural inclinations; see genius.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
con- + genial (Wiktionary)