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Definition of "congenial" []

  • Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic. (adjective)
  • Of a pleasant disposition; friendly and sociable: a congenial host. (adjective)
  • Suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable: congenial surroundings. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "congenial" in a sentence
  • "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."