congenial

  • 1congénial — ⇒CONGÉNIAL, ALE, AUX, adj. Vx et littér. Qui est conforme au génie, à la nature profonde de. Congénial à... Qualités congéniales d un beau talent (E. et J. DE GONCOURT, Journal, 13 mai 1871 ds M. FUCHS, Lex. du Journal des Goncourt, 1912) : • ( …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Congenial — 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

  • 3congenial — [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

  • 4congénial — 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

  • 5congenial — 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

  • 6congenial — ► 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

  • 7Congenial — (v. lat.), geistesverwandt; daher Congenialität, Geistesverwandtschaft …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8Congenial — Congenial, lat., geistesverwandt; Congenialität, Geistesverwandtschaft …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9congenial — index apposite, cognate, consonant, harmonious, informal, palatable, suitable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 10congenial — 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

  • 11congenial — adj. 2 g. 1. Conforme à índole, ao gênio de alguém. 2. Próprio por natureza …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 12congenial — *consonant, consistent, compatible, congruous, sympathetic Analogous words: companionable, cooperative, *social: sociable, genial, cordial, *gracious, affable: pleasing, *pleasant, agreeable Antonyms: uncongenial: antipathetic (of persons):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13congenial — [adj] friendly, compatible adapted, affable, agreeable, amical, clubby, companionable, compatible, complaisant, congruous, consistent, consonant, conversable, convivial, cooperative, cordial, delightful, favorable, fit, genial, good humored,… …

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  • 14congenial — (De con y genio). 1. adj. De igual genio. 2. Dicho de una persona o de una cosa: Que, por ir bien con el genio o carácter de alguien, le resulta atractiva o simpática. 3. congénito (ǁ connatural) …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15congenial — con|ge|ni|al [kənˈdʒi:niəl] 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16congenial — 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 …

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  • 17congenial — ► adjetivo 1 Que tiene el mismo genio que otra persona. 2 Se aplica a la persona que resulta atractiva o simpática a otra al tener caracteres o genios parecidos. 3 Que es propio de la naturaleza del ser que se trata: ■ se trata de una mancha&#8230; …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 18congenial — congeniality /keuhn jee nee al i tee/, congenialness, n. congenially, adv. /keuhn jeen yeuhl/, adj. 1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings. 2. suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.;&#8230; …

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  • 19congenial — adjective a) having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests The congenial bartender makes the Hog’s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends. b) friendly or sociable …

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  • 20congenial — [[t]kənʤi͟ːniəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A congenial person, place, or environment is pleasant. [FORMAL] He is back in more congenial company. Syn: agreeable …

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