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CONGENIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does congenial mean? 

CONGENIAL (adjective)
  The adjective CONGENIAL has 2 senses:

1. suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
2. used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted

  Familiarity information: CONGENIAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONGENIAL (adjective)


Sense 1congenial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suitable to your needs or similar to your nature

Context examples:

a congenial atmosphere to work in / two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues

Similar:

compatible; sympathetic (having similar disposition and tastes)

sociable (friendly and pleasant)

Also:

compatible (able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination)

friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)

sympathetic (expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward)

Antonym:

uncongenial (not suitable to your tastes or needs)


Sense 2congenial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted

Similar:

compatible (able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination)


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