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Definition of Congenial


  1. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
  2. Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.

Congenial Quotations

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
Emma Goldman

Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition.
Robert Nozick

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
V. S. Pritchett

I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.
John Ortberg

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
John Burroughs
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Congenial Translations

congenial in German is geistesverwandt
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