Congenial

Definition of Congenial

Con`gen´ial
a.1.Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins.
- Pope.
two congenial spirits united . . . by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues
- T. L. Peacock
2.Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition; as, a congenial atmosphere to work in.
To defame the excellence with which it has no sympathy . . . is its congenial work.
- I. Taylor.
3.(Bot.) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; - used of plants.

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