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Definition agreeable or compatible in a positive way
  • She has a congenial relationship with her colleagues.
congenial = agreeable or compatible
  • a form of government congenial to minority rights
  • It's a congenial place to work.
  • I remember especially the walks we all took together every day in Central Park, the only part of the city that was congenial to me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • congenial = agreeable or compatible
  • They remained frozen in attitudes of congeniality, smiling at each other across the plates of now-rotting food, and flies.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • congeniality = agreeableness (friendliness)
  • Calvin seemed to be the most congenial of them, and followed the introductions with a command to King Walker to "get this city boy some shoes for his feet."
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • congenial = agreeable (friendly)
  • Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • congenial = agreeable or compatible
  • Some people said there must be more education, but a boy with education did not want to work on the farms, and went off to the towns to look for more congenial occupation.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • congenial = agreeable or compatible
  • The higher intellect, the imagination, the spirit, and even the heart might all find their congenial aliment in pursuits which ... would ascend from one step of powerful intelligence to another, until the philosopher should lay his hand on the secret of creative force and perhaps make new worlds for himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • congenial = agreeable or compatible
  • ...I am delighted to find a congenial spirit.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
  • He was a widower, and found very little congenial companionship in this casual Western city.
    Cather, Willa  --  My Antonia
  • two congenial spirits mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues
  • They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Bird-fanciers have sought the congenial tranquillity of the scene; and pigeons coo, and canaries twitter, in Vauxhall Walk.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • In this congenial atmosphere Saxon Burgeoned.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • If anything, Tobin was lower in spirits and less congenial with his misfortunes than when we started.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes.
    Verne, Jules  --  Around The World In Eighty Days
  • It is not merely that they find each other's society congenial, but that they consciously avoid and weed out the poor....
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Commerce had enjoyed the rituals of military drill and had flourished in the environment of an austere and congenial discipline.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • This congenial tone bespeaks a change, no doubt about it.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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