uncongenial

adjective un·con·ge·nial \ ˌən-kən-ˈjē-nyəl , -nē-əl \

Definition of uncongenial

1 :not sympathetic or compatible
  • uncongenial roommates
2 a :not fitted :unsuitable
  • a soil uncongenial to most crops
b :not to one's taste :disagreeable
  • an uncongenial task

uncongeniality

play \ˌən-kən-ˌjē-nē-ˈa-lə-tē, -ˌjēn-ˈya-\ noun

Examples of uncongenial in a Sentence

  1. He was being asked to support a policy that was uncongenial to him.

  2. a dank and uncongenial castle that makes one question just how merry old England really was

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First Known Use of uncongenial

1813


UNCONGENIAL Defined for English Language Learners

uncongenial

adjective

Definition of uncongenial for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant or enjoyable

  • : not proper or suited to a particular situation, person, etc.


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