uncongenial
adjective Date: 1813 1. not sympathetic or compatible <
uncongenial roommates
>
2. a. not fitted ; unsuitable <
a soil uncongenial to most crops
>
b. not to one's taste ; disagreeable <
an uncongenial task
>
uncongeniality noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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