Adjective "congenial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests that are similar to one's own.
  1. 'A congenial man with a neatly trimmed white beard, he's a classic civic booster who loves to extol his hometown's virtues.'
  2. 'He looked younger and more congenial than he appears on television and in newspapers.'
  3. 'Enemies have disappeared and new ones - many once former allies and even congenial friends - have taken their places.'
  4. 'The reason he had the respect of such a wide range of his younger peers was the quality of his poetry - not just his congenial personality.'
  5. 'They usually proved both intelligent and congenial.'
  6. 'Helen also had numerous qualities that made her congenial.'
  7. 'A hospitable septuagenarian runs it with her equally congenial son.'
  8. 'Most people drink to be congenial, to celebrate, to have a good time.'
  9. 'Anyway, it was a weird but fun day spent with congenial folks, and I did get to meet the newscaster, even if only as a disembodied voice in my ear.'
  10. 'She is then plied with drinks, hot and cold, sat down in a warm spot with congenial people and made to enjoy herself.'
  11. 'What has so far been described is the idyllic situation where the bookshop owner is congenial.'
  12. 'It will be congenial to all since it must be committed to modelling, to methodological individualism and to the notion of optimisation.'
  13. 'The country is still changing in ways congenial to Democrats.'
  14. 'South Carolina is very congenial to socially conservative candidates.'
  15. 'The herons and buzzards have left for places more congenial to watching and listening for desperate scrambling through snow.'
  16. 'Even the city's climate was particularly congenial to him.'
  17. 'The conservative attitude which pervaded his book was especially congenial to America.'
  18. 'And libertarian proposals in most spheres are normally congenial to conservatives too.'
  19. 'It's not a portrait that will be entirely congenial to either his critics or his allies, though in many respects I think he comes off quite well.'
  20. 'No presumption has ever existed in favor of a judging style congenial to ‘moderates.’'
  21. 'The mock-up behind the move was to make the Act more congenial to the economic development needs of Zambia.'


1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial surroundings.

2. suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible: a congenial couple.

More examples(as adjective)

"visions can be congenial of places."

"routes can be congenial in ways."

"people can be congenial in speakings."

"people can be congenial in complexities."

"orders can be congenial to minds."

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