uncongeniality love


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  • noun uncountable The quality of being uncongenial.
  • noun countable Something uncongenial.

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  • noun a disposition not to be congenial


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  • Ursula laughed and I was pleased that the young are so quick to read uncongeniality as irony.

    The House at Riverton Kate Morton 2008

  • Ursula laughed and I was pleased that the young are so quick to read uncongeniality as irony.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection Kate Morton 2008

  • Solitude is infinitely preferable to uncongeniality, and is bliss when compared with repulsiveness, so I was thoroughly glad when I got rid of my escort and set out upon the prairie alone.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains 2007

  • Originality ever links with it something of uncongeniality -- a feeling somewhat akin to the egotism of that one who, when asked why he talked so much to himself, replied -- for two reasons: the one, that he liked to talk to a sensible man; the other, that he liked to hear a sensible man talk.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy. Various

  • Monsieur afterwards: 'it is a character of great energy and enthusiasm, frozen by the hardness and uncongeniality of her fate.'

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various

  • Notwithstanding the uncongeniality of his surroundings, he had found opportunities for study, and never had his treasured volumes seemed more precious to him than during those long winter months, when despair haunted him like a shadow from which there seemed no means of escape.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham

  • Many a witty, talented person has had a stupid bore pursue him upon such an introduction, and even the one necessary conversation following an introduction is a painful effort, owing to the entire uncongeniality of the parties introduced.

    Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society A condensed but thorough treatise on etiquette and its usages in America, containing plain and reliable directions for deportment in every situation in life. Sarah Annie Frost

  • If through the cross rifts of his daily routine there filtered occasional shadows of loneliness, he only vaguely acknowledged their existence, attributing his groping longing for sympathy to the lack of male companionship and the uncongeniality that existed between himself and his sisters.

    The Wall Between Sara Ware Bassett 1920

  • It was not a question of honor or conscience, of mental uncongeniality, temperamental differences, or even the part in his back hair; it was, as she realized, a case of physical repulsion pure and simple.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart 1916

  • As my life creeps on for ever through the long toil-laden days with its agonizing monotony, narrowness, and absolute uncongeniality, how my spirit frets and champs its unbreakable fetters -- all in vain!

    My Brilliant Career Miles Franklin 1916


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