What does congenial mean?

Definitions for congenialkənˈdʒin yəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. congenial(adj)

    suitable to your needs

    "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock

  2. congenial(adj)

    (used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted


  1. congenial(Adjective)

    having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests

  2. congenial(Adjective)

    friendly or sociable

    The congenial bartender makes the Hogu2019s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends.

  3. congenial(Adjective)

    suitable to one's needs

  4. Origin: con- + genial

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congenial(adj)

    partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic

  2. Congenial(adj)

    naturally adapted; suited to the disposition

  3. Origin: [Pref. con- + genial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Congenial

    kon-jē′ni-al, adj. of the same genius, spirit, or tastes: kindred, sympathetic: suitable.—n. Congenial′ity.—adv. Congē′nially. [L. con, with, and genialis, genial. See Genial.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congenial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congenial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.

  2. G. K. Chesterton:

    Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.

  3. John Burroughs:

    Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I think the American people expect some sharp elbows in a campaign, i think what really discourages them, post-campaign, is the inability to govern in a way that is congenial.

  5. James Madison:

    The free system of government we have established is so congenial with reason, with common sense, and with a universal feeling, that it must produce approbation and a desire of imitation, as avenues may be found for truth to the knowledge of nations.

Images & Illustrations of congenial

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Translations for congenial

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • бли́зък, подходя́щ, благоприя́тен, схо́ден, прия́тенBulgarian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • angebracht, wesensverwandt, harmonisierend, freundlich, passend, wesensgleich, geistesverwandt, sympathisch, gesellig, kongenial, gleichgesinntGerman
  • agradableSpanish
  • miellyttävä, mieluinen, samanhenkinen, mukava, sopivaFinnish
  • agréable, sympathiqueFrench
  • cocheintaghManx
  • 味方のJapanese
  • 맞는Korean
  • passend, geschikt, gelijkgezind, aanverwant, vriendelijkDutch
  • útil, parecido, amigávelPortuguese
  • бли́зкий, дружелю́бный, подходя́щий, ро́дственный, схо́дный, общи́тельный, прия́тный, благоприя́тныйRussian
  • kongenial, lämplig, ägnad, besläktad, sympatiskSwedish
  • 相投Chinese

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