Cordial meaning

kôrjəl
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A liqueur.
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(rare) A medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart.
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An aromatic, syrupy alcoholic drink; liqueur.
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The definition of cordial is someone who is nice and friendly.

An example of cordial is when you say hello to someone who has just entered the room and offer to help them find a place to sit down.

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(archaic) Invigorating; stimulating. Used especially of a beverage.
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Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.
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(rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) An individual serving of such a diluted drink.
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A pleasant-tasting medicine.
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A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.
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A candy (bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.
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(rare) Stimulating the heart; invigorating; reviving.
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Strongly felt; fervent.

A cordial abhorrence of waste.

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An invigorating or medicinal drink; a tonic.
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Origin of cordial

  • Middle English of the heart from Medieval Latin cordiālis from Latin cor cord- heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French cordial (“stimulating the heart”), from Late Latin cordialis, from cor.

    From Wiktionary