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: not sympathetic or compatible
: not fitted : unsuitable
a soil uncongenial to most crops
: not to one's taste : disagreeable
an uncongenial task
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bad, bitter, disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, harsh, icky, nasty, rotten, sour, unlovely, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpleasing, unsavory, unwelcome, wicked, yucky (also yukky)
agreeable, congenial, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome
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1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: not pleasant or enjoyable
: not proper or suited to a particular situation, person, etc.
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