congenial

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•gen•ial /kənˈdʒinyəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing:felt happy in the congenial surroundings.
  2. suited to each other in tastes, thinking, temperament, etc.; compatible:a congenial couple.
con•ge•ni•al•i•ty /kənˌdʒiniˈælɪti/USA pronunciation   con•gen•ial•ness, n. [uncountable]
con•gen•ial•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•gen•ial  (kən jēnyəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character:congenial surroundings.
  2. suited or adapted in spirit, feeling, temper, etc.; compatible:a congenial couple.
con•ge•ni•al•i•ty  (kən jēnyəl),USA pronunciation  con•genial•ness, n.  con•genial•ly, adv. 
  • Latin con- con- + geni(us) genius + -al1
  • 1615–25
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged favorable, pleasant, complaisant, sympathetic.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disagreeable.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
congenial /kənˈdʒiːnjəl -nɪəl/ adj
  1. friendly, pleasant, or agreeable: a congenial atmosphere to work in
  2. having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic
Etymology: 17th Century: from con- (same) + genial1

congeniality /kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ/, conˈgenialness n
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