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Definition of congenial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person) pleasant to spend time with because their interests and character are similar to your own a congenial colleague
  2. 2congenial (to somebody) (of a place, job, etc.) pleasant because it suits your character a congenial working environment
  3. 3congenial (to something) (formal) suitable for something a situation that was congenial to the expression of nationalist opinions
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