- cordiform pelvis
Origin of cordial
Examples from the Web for cordial
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee and longtime Arizona senator has long had a cordial relationship with Hillary Clinton.
Despite any partisan enmities, the two top politicos maintained a cordial relationship.
The president and former president, who once despised each other, are cordial but far from friendly.
The email exchanges started out as cordial, if cold, but gradually grew more confrontational.
As part of the “love the sinner, hate the sin” culture, many townspeople are still polite and cordial to their faces.
There was no answer for a moment, but out came both the young captain's hands in cordial clasp.From School to Battle-field|Charles King
We have briefly glanced at our lack of confidence, our failure in cordial unanimity, the absence of definiteness and importunity.The Assembly of God|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Personally he was a man of fine presence and manners, always pleasant to meet with on the street, cordial and unassuming.Cleveland Past and Present|Maurice Joblin
Then he sat down near Laure, whose work deserved his most cordial attention.Vendetta|Honore de Balzac
He expressed his pleasure at meeting the citizens of Banning and his appreciation of their cordial welcome.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
Word Origin for cordial
late 14c., "of the heart," from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis "of or for the heart," from Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Meaning "heartfelt, from the heart" is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally "medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart." Related: Cordiality.