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Definition of "uncongenial" []

  • Not compatible or sympathetic, as in character. (adjective)
  • Not appropriate; unsuitable. (adjective)
  • Not pleasing; disagreeable. (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 "uncongenial" in a sentence
  • "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."