(; 106), a. [Pref. con- + genial.] 1. Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.
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Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins.
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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. "Congenial clime." C. J. Fox.
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To defame the excellence with which it has no sympathy . . . is its congenial work.
I. Taylor.
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3. (Bot.) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; -- used of plants.
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