V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. pleasing and compatible to one's needs and nature; 2. of a friendly and sociable demeanor; 3. having similar tastes, habits, and temperament as another

Synonyms: pleasant, congruous, accordant, friendly, affable, agreeable, well-suited, convivial

Antonyms: incompatible, unsuitable, disagreeable

Tips: Congenial is a good compliment for someone who is well-adapted and pleasant to be with. A situation or environment can also be congenial.

Usage Examples:

I was thrilled to find a congenial atmosphere where I could thrive and feel comfortable to express my intellectual side as well as my goofy side. (congruous, well-suited)

The congenial doctor had a smile for everyone and a twinkle of mischief in his eye. (agreeable, affable)

His congenial nature makes him well-liked among his peers. (pleasant, affable)

The congenial atmosphere at the party fostered great conversation. (convivial, agreeable)

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