Congenial



[kuh n-jeen-yuh l] /kənˈdʒin yəl/

adjective
1.
agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character:
congenial surroundings.
2.
suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible:
a congenial couple.
/kənˈdʒiːnjəl; -nɪəl/
adjective
1.
friendly, pleasant, or agreeable: a congenial atmosphere to work in
2.
having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
adj.

1620s, “kindred, sympathetic,” from Latin com- “together” (see com-) + genialis “of birth,” thus, “kindred” (see genus). Sense of “agreeable” is first recorded 1711. Related: Congeniality.

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