Middle English of the heartfrom Medieval Latin cordiālisfrom Latin corcord-heartkerd- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French cordial (“stimulating the heart”), from Late Latin cordialis, from cor.
Cordial Sentence Examples
Alex was cordial to his father and formal to his sister.
There was nothing original in the treatment, but it showed such power of appreciating the new ideas of the Fichtean method that it was hailed with cordial recognition by Fichte himself, and gave the author immediately a place in popular estimation as in the foremost rank of existing philosophical writers.
It is after all only fizzy water and lime cordial!
An attempt was made to form an anti-Prussian coalition, but it failed in consequence of the cordial understanding between the German and Russian chancellors.
Yet his relations with the king were never cordial.