Complete Definition of "cordial"

English
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Etymology
Late Latin cordialis, from Latin cor heart; French cordial.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

#* 1885, George Washington Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family, C. Scribner's Sons
#*: The relations between the Earl of Bellomont and Colonel Schuyler were formal, but not cordial from the first.

  1. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

Synonyms

affectionate
cheering
heartfelt
hearty
mid
invigorating
sincere
warm

Related terms
cordiality pos_n
cordially pos_adv

Translations
trans-top|hearty
Icelandic: hjartanlegur m, alúðlegur m
trans-mid
Swedish: hjärtlig
trans-bottom

;to be checked

Noun
en-noun

  1. A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherry|cherries) and syrup or fondant.
  2. A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

#* 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page & Co.
#*: [Marilla] had put the bottle of raspberry cordial down in the cellar instead of in the closet [...].

  1. context|UK|Australia A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.

See also
liqueur (1)
cognac (2)

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