from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not compatible or sympathetic, as in character.
- adjective Not appropriate; unsuitable.
- adjective Not pleasing; disagreeable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not congenial.
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- adjective not
congenial, compatibleor sympathetic
- adjective botany
incapableof being grafted
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective very unfavorable to life or growth
- adjective not suitable to your tastes or needs
- adjective used of plant stock or scions; incapable of being grafted
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He believed that I had marked artistic talent and that I should not be forced to waste it in uncongenial work.
After a short and "uncongenial" employment with Hallensteins, Charles became one of New Zealand's foremost literary figures, founding the literary journal Landfall in 1946.
The caricature of celebrity-friendly religions, of course, is that they are long on consolation and short on anything else, such as uncongenial moral codes or an actual God whose own celebrity, celeb-watching snarks suggest, might occasionally overshadow the star's own.
"uncongenial," the "friendly parting before any bitterness creeps in," and the "free to decide our lives in some happier and wiser way," rang false.
She liked Hogg and loved Leigh Hunt, but Peacock was uncongenial to her.
Mary, remitted from beloved friends to an uncongenial stepmother, was doubtless on her part pining for sympathy.
Some of those arguments seem insane to people who find them uncongenial.
Frankly, we are concerned about your performing the Twist, in an era uncongenial to it, and how it might aggravate your sciatica.
They were wrapped in an uncongenial and frosty imperviousness.
That single cell contracts and recoils from the things in its environment uncongenial to its constitution, and the things congenial it draws to itself and absorbs.