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Meaning of "congenial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONGENIAL

From con- (same) + genial1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONGENIAL

congenial  [kənˈdʒiːnjəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONGENIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Congenial is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONGENIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of congenial in the English dictionary

The definition of congenial in the dictionary is friendly, pleasant, or agreeable. Other definition of congenial is having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONGENIAL


Daniel
ˈdænjəl
filial
ˈfɪljəl
genial
ˈdʒiːnjəl
Nathanael
nəˈθænjəl
spaniel
ˈspænjəl
Tenniel
ˈtɛnjəl
uncongenial
ˌʌnkənˈdʒiːnjəl
unfilial
ʌnˈfɪljəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONGENIAL

congealableness
congealer
congealment
congee
congelation
congener
congeneric
congenerical
congenerous
congenetic
congeniality
congenially
congenialness
congenic
congenital
congenitally
congenitalness
conger
congeries
congest

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONGENIAL

achenial
akenial
catamenial
centennial
ceremonial
colonial
denial
hymenial
matrimonial
menial
penial
perennial
primigenial
primogenial
self-denial
splenial
testimonial
ungenial
venial
xenial

Synonyms and antonyms of congenial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONGENIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «congenial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of congenial

Translation of «congenial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONGENIAL

Find out the translation of congenial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of congenial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «congenial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人愉快的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agradable
570 millions of speakers

English

congenial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सौहार्दपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متجانسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

по духу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনোমত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

agréable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Congenial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ansprechend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

心地よい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쾌적한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Congenial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính chất giống nhau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்பகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुकूल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sempatik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piacevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pokrewny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

по духу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simpatic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπαθής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simpatiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trivsamt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

congenial
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of congenial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGENIAL»

The term «congenial» is regularly used and occupies the 63.481 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGENIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about congenial

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONGENIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word congenial.
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Floyd Abrams
I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same.
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Alan Arkin
I did a couple of movies in Brazil, and the actors were incredibly congenial and hung out together a lot. Even the biggest stars would do radio commercials - they're not put on a pedestal like they are in the United States.
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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
We have the hardest working people in the world, the most adaptable and the most congenial to employ.
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John Banville
I live in Dublin, God knows why. There are greatly more congenial places I could have settled in - Italy, France, Manhattan - but I like the climate here, and Irish light seems to be essential for me and for my writing.
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Alan Brien
The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
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John Cameron
I found collaborating with congenial doctors about problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying. I also like educating anybody who would listen!
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John Diamond
Most of the time, I'm not scared. I get on with life, not because I'm a fatalist, but because that's the most congenial way of dealing with things. Indeed, most of the time, I'm not conscious of dealing with anything.
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Paul Engle
There must be an alternative between Hollywood and New York, between those two places psychically as well as geographically. The University of Iowa tries to offer such a community, congenial to the young writer, with his uneasiness about writing as an honorable career, or with his excess of ego about calling himself a writer.
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Carlisle Floyd
I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
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Emma Goldman
The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONGENIAL»

Discover the use of congenial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to congenial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Congenial Authoritarian: A Psychological Assessment of ...
The assessment uses newspaper accounts, television sound bites, interviews, speeches, biographies, documentaries, and writings by the former president as data sources. The book is written For The general public.
Deon D. Colvin, 2010
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Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf
This marvellous collection -- spontaneous and witty -- shows Virginia Woolf to be one of the great correspondents.
Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks, 2003
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Congenial Debates on Controversial Questions
Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Recognize the misinformation and Straw Man arguments in daily conversations. Explore new perspectives on examining difficult issues.
Bruce N Waller, 2013
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Nurses, colleagues, and patients: achieving congenial ...
Geared to the professional helper, especially nurses, social workers and teachers, Jennie Wilting's book stresses that even though mentally healthy, these professionals can increase their mental health by their philosophy, attitudes and ...
Jennie Wilting, 1990
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A Congenial Departure, Or, Stallknechtian Reflections and ...
Testimonials from colleagues and students, chronology, complete bibliography, essay on the School of Letters at Indiana University, previously uncollected lectures and reviews.
Newton Phelps Stallknecht, Donald L. Jennermann, David A. White, 2003
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Congenial Debates on Controversial Questions Plus ...
Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Recognize the misinformation and Straw Man arguments in daily conversations. Explore new perspectives on examining difficult issues.
Bruce N Waller, 2013
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The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotle
In a passage of the Phaedo it is emphasized that what we think of as learning is in reality 'the recollection of congenial knowledge (OlKElCXV é'rrio'rt'junv étvothotufiotvsw)' (Phd 75e2-7), knowledge we already possessed prior to our birth.
Jakob L. Fink, 2012
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Good Word Guide: The Fast Way to Correct English - Spelling, ...
Mr Underhill said Mr Senchak's style `was that of the old-fashioned confrontational ``us and them'' union official' (The Times). congenial, genial, congenital or genetic? Both congenial and genial mean `pleasant'; congenial is usually applied to ...
Martin Manser, 2011
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Human Development in Adulthood
Thus, Gold (1989, 1990) was able to classify sibling relationships in older adulthood into five categories: intimate, congenial, loyal, apathetic, and hostile. Intimate siblings were extremely close; they were best friends and confidants and totally ...
Lewis R. Aiken, 1998
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Proceedings of the ... Convention of the American ...
Congenial stocks are sour orange, orange, rough lemon, lime, calamondin. Pulasan (Nephelium mutabile). Use non-petioled, russet-colored, and somewhat rough, mature scions; cut the bud 4 to 5.5 centimeters long ; age of stock at the point ...
American Pomological Society, 1916

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONGENIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term congenial is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Prosecutor Who Says Louisiana Should 'Kill More People'
Lawyers who knew him as a congenial and adroit trial lawyer said that in recent years he had become sullen and solitary. They also have ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Food Network show featuring local restaurant will air July 13
"They were very nice, very professional and very congenial. We appreciate the opportunity they have given us to share two of our most famous ... «Huntington Herald Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Fitial to leave CNMI after masseuse-related corruption
Though ill and struggling with "mobility issues," Nutting said, Fitial remains "as congenial as ever, ... the consummate politician." Nutting said ... «Pacific Daily News, Jul 15»
4
A Vista Villa: A couple's Okanagan getaway
You will be personally greeted by Sherry Côté, owner and creator of this heavenly haven, with her welcoming smile and congenial charm. «Vancity Buzz, Jul 15»
5
A Note For Bible-Believing Christians Who Want to Be Inclusive
... the Bible is far more congenial to polygamy than many proponents of “biblical marriage” would ever want to admit), of the obvious patriarchy ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
6
When fury, righteousness and the internet are a disturbing mix
... and dislikes and then uses that data to optimise what we see is mostly congenial to us (on the theory that being confronted with disagreement ... «Manawatu Standard, Jul 15»
7
Don't Let Your Portfolio Be a Victim of Greek Fate - Analyst Blog
This increases the chance of gaining higher returns even when market conditions are not congenial. Profitable Mix: Top Zacks Rank + Positive ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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Dont Let Your Portfolio Be a Victim of Greek Fate
This increases the chance of gaining higher returns even when market conditions are not congenial. Profitable Mix: Top Zacks Rank + Positive ... «Zacks.com, Jul 15»
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Stayner Siskins appeal OHA decision over Collingwood Admirals
“We are willing to work with Stayner at anytime, to work out something that will be congenial for everybody,” he said. Gauthier said the ... «Simcoe.com, Jul 15»
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Plea for gentleman soldiers masks stories of suffering
Those enlisting will therefore be assured of congenial companionship." Raphael says that comrades would lodge, feed, train and, if necessary, ... «Ashbourne News Telegraph, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Congenial [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/congenial>. Dec 2019 ».
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