1. Having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XIX:
      No sluggish tide congenial to the glooms; / This, as it frothed by, might have been a bath / For the fiend's glowing hoof - to see the wrath / Of its black eddy bespate with flakes and spumes.
  2. Friendly or sociable.
    The congenial bartender makes the Hog’s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends.
  3. Suitable to one’s needs.
    • 1961, J. A. Philip, Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato, in Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92, page 453-468:
      ''What was it that made this notion of mimesis, in spite of its inherent difficulties that only the dialectical method enables him to avoid, seem so useful and congenial to Plato?
Antonyms Translations
  • French: semblable
  • German: gleichgesinnt, wesensgleich, wesensverwandt, geistesverwandt, vom selben Naturell
  • Portuguese: parecido
  • Russian: ро́дственный
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