American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- adj. having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests
- adj. friendly or sociable
- adj. suitable to one's needs
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
- adj. Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.
- adj. (Bot.) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; -- used of plants.
- adj. (used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted
- adj. suitable to your needs
- con- + genial (Wiktionary)
- Probably from con- + Latin genius, the personification of one's natural inclinations; see genius. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Pointing out that a claim I find congenial is bullshit is a symptom of class and gender privilege.”
“We will review our stated position only if we are satisfied that the viability of the project is not being impinged, the integral nature of the mother plant and our ancillary units are being maintained and all stakeholders are committed to develop a long-term congenial environment for smooth operations of the plant," a Tata spokesman said in a statement.”
“The woman who earns a competence in congenial work insists on economic standards which are often beyond the capacity of the men whom she knows and might possibly marry.”
“Suffering and death and all ugliness were forgotten in congenial and healthful companionship.”
“From the mangrove swamps at the mouths of turbid, sluggish rivers, where numberless alligators dwell in congenial slime, the State gradually rises inland, passing through all the imaginable wealth of tropical vegetation and produce till it becomes hilly, if not mountainous.”
“A Tata Motors spokesperson told ET: â€œWe will review our stated position only if we are satisfied that the viability of the project is not being impinged, the integral nature of the mother plant and our ancillary units are being maintained and all stakeholders are committed to develop a long-term congenial environment. â€”
“Japan promptly set about engaging the modern world on terms congenial to its own political priorities--not those of outsiders.”
“But again, if we say that the congenial is the same as the good, in that case the good and he only will be the friend of the good.”
“As the man on the suit-case gazed about him at the general air of dilapidation and neglect characteristic of a country town on the down grade, and recalled the congenial life of the city which he had left, with all its busy competition, with all its absorbing activities, the companionship of the men he loved, and the restful, inspiring intimacy with a certain young woman, he felt, for the moment, a pang of homesickness.”
“The party at Broadstone was not in what might be called a congenial condition.”
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