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cordial

[ kawr-juhl or, esp. British, -dee-uhl ]
/ ˈkɔr dʒəl or, esp. British, -di əl /
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adjective

courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
invigorating the heart; stimulating.
sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
Archaic. of or relating to the heart.

noun

RELATED WORDS

warmly, kindly, hospitably

Nearby words

cordelier, cordeliers, cordelle, cordgrass, cordia, cordial, cordiality, cordially, cordierite, cordiform, cordiform pelvis

Origin of cordial

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin cordiālis, equivalent to Latin cordi- (stem of cor) heart + -ālis -al1
SYNONYMS FOR cordial
2 cheering.
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British Dictionary definitions for cordially

cordial

/ (ˈkɔːdɪəl) /

adjective

warm and friendlya cordial greeting
giving heart; stimulating

noun

a drink with a fruit base, usually sold in concentrated form and diluted with water before being drunklime cordial
another word for liqueur
Derived Formscordially, adverbcordialness, noun

Word Origin for cordial

C14: from Medieval Latin cordiālis, from Latin cor heart
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