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Definition of uncongenial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person) not pleasant or friendly; not like yourself uncongenial company
  2. 2uncongenial (to somebody) (of a place, job, etc.) not pleasant; not making you feel relaxed; not suitable for your personality an uncongenial atmosphere
  3. 3uncongenial (to something) not suitable for something; not encouraging something The religious climate at the time was uncongenial to new ideas. opposite congenial
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: uncongenial