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cor·dial

 (kôr′jəl)
adj.
1.
a. Warm and sincere; friendly: a cordial welcome; very cordial relations.
b. Polite and respectful; formally pleasant: "He shook my hand, but not warmly; he was cordial, but not amiable" (Oliver Sacks).
2. Strongly felt; fervent: a cordial abhorrence of waste.
3. Archaic Invigorating; stimulating. Used especially of a beverage.
n.
1. A liqueur.
2. An invigorating or medicinal drink; a tonic.

[Middle English, of the heart, from Medieval Latin cordiālis, from Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·dial′i·ty (-jăl′ĭ-tē, -jē-ăl′-, -dē-ăl′-), cor′dial·ness n.
cor′dial·ly adv.

cordial

(ˈkɔːdɪəl)
adj
1. warm and friendly: a cordial greeting.
2. giving heart; stimulating
n
3. (Brewing) a drink with a fruit base, usually sold in concentrated form and diluted with water before being drunk: lime cordial.
4. (Brewing) another word for liqueur
[C14: from Medieval Latin cordiālis, from Latin cor heart]
ˈcordially adv
ˈcordialness n

cor•dial

(ˈkɔr dʒəl; esp. Brit. -di əl)

adj.
1. courteous and gracious; warm: a cordial reception.
2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
4. Archaic. of or pertaining to the heart.
n.
5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur.
6. a stimulating medicine.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cordiālis= Latin cord-, s. of cor heart + -iālis -ial]
cor′dial•ly, adv.
cor′dial•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordial - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a mealcordial - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
absinth, absinthe - strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
amaretto - an Italian almond liqueur
anisette, anisette de Bordeaux - liquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed
benedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks
Chartreuse - aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France
coffee liqueur - coffee-flavored liqueur
creme de cacao - sweet liqueur flavored with vanilla and cacao beans
creme de menthe - sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
creme de fraise - strawberry-flavored liqueur
Drambuie - a sweet Scotch whisky liqueur
Galliano - golden Italian liqueur flavored with herbs
orange liqueur - liqueur flavored with orange
kummel - liqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin
maraschino, maraschino liqueur - distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries
pastis - similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood
Pernod - (registered trademark) a liqueur flavored with anise
pousse-cafe - small drink served after dinner (especially several liqueurs poured carefully so as to remain in separate layers)
ratafee, ratafia - sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds
sambuca - an Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice
Adj.1.cordial - diffusing warmth and friendlinesscordial - diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
2.cordial - politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake"
warm - psychologically warm; friendly and responsive; "a warm greeting"; "a warm personality"; "warm support"
3.cordial - sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"

cordial

adjective
2. wholehearted, earnest, sincere, heartfelt She didn't bother to hide her cordial dislike of all things German.

cordial

adjective
Pleasant and friendly in disposition:
Translations
قَلْـبي، وُدّيمُنْـعِـش ، مُـقَـوِّ
posilující nápojsrdečný
forfriskninghjerteligvenlig
konvehtiliköörimehutiivistesydämellinen
szívélyesszíverõsítõ
alúðlegurhjartanlegurhressandi drykkurinnilegur
gaivusis gėrimasnuoširdumasnuoširdusnuoširdžiaiširdingas
atspirdzinošs dzēriensizjustssirsnīgs
osviežujúci nápoj
hjärtlig
candanferahlatıcı içeceksamimî

cordial

[ˈkɔːdɪəl]
A. ADJcordial, afectuoso
B. N (Brit) (= drink) → cordial m; (= liqueur) → licor m

cordial

[ˈkɔːrdiəl]
adj
[person] → cordial(e), chaleureux/euse
[relations] → cordial(e); [welcome, greeting, meeting] → chaleureux/euse
ncordial m

cordial

adjfreundlich, höflich; dislikeheftig
n (= drink)Fruchtsaftkonzentrat nt; (alcoholic) → Fruchtlikör m

cordial

[ˈkɔːdɪəl]
1. adjcordiale
2. ncordiale m

cordial

(ˈkorːdiəl) , ((American) ˈko:rdʒl) adjective
(of greetings etc) warm and affectionate. a cordial welcome.
noun
a refreshing drink. lime juice cordial.
ˌcordiˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
ˈcordially adverb
References in classic literature ?
Laurie ran to meet and present them to his friends in the most cordial manner.
When Lena was gone, Frances asked Antonia why she hadn't been a little more cordial to her.
The scout turned to her with a smile of honest and cordial approbation, as he answered:
How had Hepzibah--grim, silent, and irresponsive to her overflow of cordial sentiment--contrived to win so much love?
The wine of life, henceforth to be presented to her lips, must be indeed rich, delicious, and exhilarating, in its chased and golden beaker, or else leave an inevitable and weary languor, after the lees of bitterness wherewith she had been drugged, as with a cordial of intensest potency.
Sambo and Quimbo, both, though hating each other, were joined in one mind by a no less cordial hatred of Tom.
The traveler Burton says of it--"Your MORALE improves; you become frank and cordial, hospitable and single-minded.
The cordial thanks of the Hosannah office are due, from editor down to devil, to the ever courteous and thought- ful Lord High Stew d of the Palace's Third Assistant V t for several sau- cets of ice cream a quality calculated to make the eye of the recipients hu- mid with gratitude; and it done it.
He accepts, and the pleasant talk and the beer flow for an hour or two, and by and by the professor, properly charged and comfortable, gives a cordial good night, while the students stand bowing and uncovered; and then he moves on his happy way homeward with all his vast cargo of learning afloat in his hold.
Roxy had for so many days nourished and fondled and petted her notion that Tom would be glad to see his old nurse, and would make her proud and happy to the marrow with a cordial word or two, that it took two rebuffs to convince her that he was not funning, and that her beautiful dream was a fond and foolish variety, a shabby and pitiful mistake.
We all said there wouldn't anybody ever suspect Uncle Silas, nor ever dream of such a thing, he being so good and kind, and having such a good character; and Tom says, cordial and hearty, he says:
Very much grieved and concerned I had flattered myself that she must be better after such a cordial as I knew had been given her in the morning.