congenial
adjective Etymology: com- + genius Date: circa 1625 1. having the same nature, disposition, or tastes ; kindred <
congenial companions
>
2. a. existing or associated together harmoniously b. pleasant; especially agreeably suited to one's nature, tastes, or outlook <
a congenial atmosphere
>
c. sociable, genial <
a congenial host
>
congeniality nouncongenially adverb

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  • Congenial — Con*gen ial (?; 106), a. [Pref. con + genial.] 1. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic. [1913 Webster] Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins. Pope. [1913 Webster] two congenial spirits… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congenial — [kən jēn′yəl] adj. [see COM & GENIAL1] 1. kindred; compatible [congenial tastes] 2. having the same tastes and temperament; friendly; sympathetic [congenial friends] 3. suited to one s needs or disposition; agreeable [congenia …   English World dictionary

  • congénial — congénial, ale (kon jé ni al, a l ) adj. Qui s accorde avec le génie de.... Des amusements congéniaux à son âge. •   Bonaparte se tourna vers l Orient, doublement congénial à sa nature par le despotisme et l éclat, CHATEAUB. cité dans les… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • congenial — congeniál adj. → genial Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CONGENIÁL, Ă adj. adecvat, potrivit conform caracterului cuiva. (< it. congeniale) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • congenial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pleasant because of qualities or interests similar to one s own: congenial company. 2) suited to one s taste or inclination. DERIVATIVES congeniality noun congenially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Congenial — (v. lat.), geistesverwandt; daher Congenialität, Geistesverwandtschaft …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Congenial — Congenial, lat., geistesverwandt; Congenialität, Geistesverwandtschaft …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • congenial — index apposite, cognate, consonant, harmonious, informal, palatable, suitable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • congenial — 1620s, kindred, sympathetic, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + genialis of birth, thus, kindred (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Sense of agreeable is first recorded 1711. Related: Congeniality …   Etymology dictionary

  • congenial — adj. 2 g. 1. Conforme à índole, ao gênio de alguém. 2. Próprio por natureza …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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