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congeniality (kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ)  or congenialness

Definitions

noun

  1. the quality or state of being friendly or pleasant
  2. (literary) the quality or state of being compatible or having a similar disposition

congenial (kənˈdʒiːnjəl Pronunciation for congenial ; -nɪəl) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. friendly, pleasant, or agreeable   ⇒ a congenial atmosphere to work in
  2. having a similar disposition, tastes, etc; compatible; sympathetic

Derived Forms

congeniality (kənˌdʒiːnɪˈælɪtɪ Pronunciation for congeniality , conˈgenialness noun
conˈgenially adverb

Word Origin

C17: from con- (same) + genial1

Example Sentences Including 'congeniality'

Aquarius Moons are very sensitive to their environment and like to create atmospheres of comfort and congeniality.
Michael Geary MOON ASTROLOGY FOR LOVERS (2002)
I'd start with giving a congeniality course to those apathetic collectors.
Toronto Sun (2003)
It is, I guess, merely a facet of the keen congeniality which defines the place.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
None of the nine, though, looked as if he were trying to win a congeniality contest.
Goldsborough, Robert Murder in E Minor
That is his true personality, rather than a facade, but there is much else inside Brown besides congeniality.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
The best of this stylish breed, it is an elegant alchemy of aesthetics and Hawaiian congeniality.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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