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congenial Explained

congenial at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


congenial at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1625, "kindred, sympathetic," from L. com- "together" + genialis "of birth," thus, "kindred." Sense of "agreeable" is first recorded 1711. ///

congenial at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: con- + genius + -al]//
1 pleasant in a way that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed: congenial atmosphere/surroundings/environment // --The department provides a congenial atmosphere for research.// --Frank was a very congenial colleague.// congenial to// --The summers out here are not congenial to the average North European.//
2 suitable for something: --Compost provides congenial conditions for roots to develop.// -- congeniality/k[hA353]nd[hA360]i[hA359]ni[zB024]l[hA369]ti/ n [U] //

congenial at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "congenial":
accordant, affable, affinitive, affirmative, agnate, agreeable,
agreeing, akin, allied, amiable, amicable, answerable,
appertaining, associative, at one, attuned, blissful, brotherly,
cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, coexistent,
coexisting, cognate, coherent, coincident, coinciding,
commensurate, communicative, companionable, companionate,
comparable, comparative, compatible, complaisant, concordant,
concurring, conformable, congeneric, congenerous, congruent,
congruous, connate, connatural, connected, connective,
consentaneous, consentient, consistent, consonant, conspecific,
cooperating, cooperative, cordial, correlative, correspondent,
corresponding, courteous, desirable, dulcet, empathetic, empathic,
en rapport, enate, enjoyable, equivalent, fair, fair and pleasant,
favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society,
fond of society, fraternal, frictionless, friendlike, friendly,
genial, good, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious,
harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, hospitable, in accord,
in agreement, in concert, in rapport, in sync, in synchronization,
in tune, inaccordance, inharmony, kind, likable, like-minded,
linking, mellifluous, mellow, neighborlike, neighborly, nice,
of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours, peaceable,
peaceful, pertaining, pertinent, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable,
pleasure-giving, pleasureful, positive, proportionable,
proportional, proportionate, reconcilable, referable, referring,
relating, relational, relative, responsibilities, rewarding,
satisfying, self-consistent, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, social,
social-minded, sweet, symbiotic, sympathetic, sympathique,
synchronized, synchronous, together, unanimous, understanding,
unhostile, uniform, unisonant, unisonous, united, urbane, welcome,
well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning,

congenial at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (formal)
1 (of a person) pleasant to spend time with because their interests and character are similar to your own:
a congenial colleague
2 ~ (to sb) (of a place, job, etc.) pleasant because it suits your character:
a congenial working environment
3 ~ (to sth) (formal) suitable for sth:
a situation that was congenial to the expression of nationalist opinions

Congenial at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Congenial \Con*gen"ial\ (?; 106), a. [Pref. con- + genial.]
1. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural
characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.

Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins.

2. Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition. ``Congenial
clime.'' --C. J. Fox.

To defame the excellence with which it has no
sympathy . . . is its congenial work. --I. Taylor.

congenial at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: suitable to your needs or similar to your nature; "a
congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial
spirits mutual confidence and reciprocal
virtues"- T.L.Peacock [syn: {agreeable}] [ant: {uncongenial}]
2: used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being

congenial at English (WD) Of Explained:



con- + genial


Inter: en-ad » j
  • having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests
    1. friendly or sociable
    2. : The congenial bartender makes the Hog’s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends.
    3. suitable to one's needs
    4. 1961: J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 453--468.
    5. : ''What was it that made this notion of mimesis, in spite of its inherent difficulties that only the dialectical method enables him to avoid, seem so useful and congenial to Plato?


      Inter: trans-top » have the same nature

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|близък, Inter: t+ » bg|сходен
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|samanhenkinen
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|kongenial
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|cocheintagh

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|parecido|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|родственный|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kongenial, Inter: t+ » sv|besläktad

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » friendly
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|приятен
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|přátelský
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|miellyttävä, Inter: t+ » fi|mukava
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|freundlich

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|amigável
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дружелюбный|m, Inter: t+ » ru|общительный|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|sympatisk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » suitable to one's needs
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|подходящ, Inter: t+ » bg|благоприятен
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sopiva, Inter: t- » fi|mieluinen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|passend

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|útil
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|подходящий|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lämplig, Inter: t+ » sv|ägnad

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktran » s
    • Icelandic: viðkunnanlegur


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    Translation: et » congenial
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