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Compatibility   /kəmpˌætəbˈɪləti/   Listen

A feeling of sympathetic understanding.
Capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination.

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"Compatibility" Quotes from Famous Books

... Christianity with every thing wrong or unseemly, with whatever betrays or fosters the mind of flesh, the predominence of the 'animal' within us, by having habitually present to the mind, the full and lively conviction of its perfect compatibility with whatever is innocent of its harmony, with whatever contra-distinguishes the HUMAN from the animal; of its sympathy and coalescence with the cultivation of the faculties, affections, and fruitions, which God hath made 'peculiar' to 'man', either wholly or in their ordained 'combination' ...
— The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1838 • James Gillman

... workshop and dairy, and who have scarcely washed from their own professional hands the soil of labor, to make very marked demonstrations of astonishment at the appearance of a magazine whose papers are written by factory girls. As if the compatibility of mental cultivation with bodily labor and the equality and brotherhood of the human family were still open questions, depending for their decision very much on the production of positive proof that essays may be written and carpets woven by the ...
— The Complete Works of Whittier - The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index • John Greenleaf Whittier

... is that it is the vice of the virtuous. It is often the one blot on an otherwise noble character. You know men who are all but perfect, and women who would be entirely perfect, but for an easily ruffled, quick-tempered, or "touchy" disposition. This compatibility of ill temper with high moral character is one of the strangest and saddest problems of ethics. The truth is, there are two great classes of sins—sins of the body, and sins of the disposition. ...
— The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10 (of 10) • Various

Words linked to "Compatibility" :   accord, congeniality, congenialness, harmony, sympathy, compatible, incompatibility, fellow feeling, harmoniousness, agreement, characteristic, correspondence

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