con·​ge·​nial·​i·​ty | \ kən-ˌjē-nē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce congeniality (audio) , -ˌjēn-ˈya- \

Definition of congeniality

: friendly concern, interest, and support : the quality or state of being congenial a workplace atmosphere of respect and congeniality In the mind of the voter, compromise and congeniality between the left and the right is as much a strategic choice as a genuine flourishing of good feelings …— Shervin Malekzadeh Her enthusiasm, originality, congeniality, and effective leadership have served to expand the library's value to the community and its public outreach.— Vincent Andrunas

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Congeniality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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