Definition of Cordial

1. Noun. Strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal.




2. Adjective. Diffusing warmth and friendliness. "A genial host"
Exact synonyms: Affable, Amiable, Genial
Similar to: Friendly
Derivative terms: Affability, Affableness, Amiability, Amiability, Amity, Cordiality, Geniality

3. Adjective. Politely warm and friendly. "A cordial handshake"
Similar to: Warm
Derivative terms: Cordiality

4. Adjective. Sincerely or intensely felt. "A cordial abhorrence of waste"
Similar to: Sincere

Definition of Cordial

1. a. Proceeding from the heart.

2. n. Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.

Definition of Cordial

1. Adjective. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate. ¹

2. Adjective. Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits. ¹

4. Noun. (UK NZ) A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking. ¹

5. Noun. A pleasant-tasting medicine. ¹

6. Noun. A liqueur prepared using the infusion process. ¹

7. Noun. A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cordial

1. a liqueur [n -S] - See also: liqueur

Medical Definition of Cordial

1. A sweet aromatic liquor. Origin: Mediev. L. Cordialis, fr. Cor (cord-), heart (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordial

cordebeck
cordebecks
cordebecs
cordectomies
cordectomy
corded
cordelle
cordelled
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cordelling
corder
corderoite
corders
cordial (current term)
cordial reception
cordialities
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cordialness
cordialnesses
cordials
cordiaminum
cordianine
cordierite

Literary usage of Cordial

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1911)
"... not couched in language, or arranged in a manner, which would be misleading, and would show an endeavor to trade upon the repute of the monks' cordial. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"are those which enter into the most cordial relations with a large body of students.'' Ix the June number of the Journal of the Boston Society of Medical ..."

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