from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not compatible or sympathetic, as in character.
- adj. Not appropriate; unsuitable.
- adj. Not pleasing; disagreeable.
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- adj. not congenial, compatible or sympathetic
- adj. incapable of being grafted
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not congenial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very unfavorable to life or growth
- adj. not suitable to your tastes or needs
- adj. 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.
Some of those arguments seem insane to people who find them uncongenial.
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.
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.
Frankly, we are concerned about your performing the Twist, in an era uncongenial to it, and how it might aggravate your sciatica.