1. [ adjective ] not suitable to your tastes or needs
Synonyms: incompatible

"the uncongenial roommates were always fighting" "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"

Related terms: congenial disagreeable unsympathetic incompatible unfriendly
2. [ adjective ] very unfavorable to life or growth
Synonyms: unfriendly hostile

"a hostile climate" "an uncongenial atmosphere" "an uncongenial soil" "the unfriendly environment at high altitudes"

Related terms: inhospitable
3. [ adjective ] used of plant stock or scions; incapable of being grafted
Related terms: incompatible
Similar spelling:   uncongeniality