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Meaning of CORDIAL

Pronunciation:  'korjul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
  2. [adj]  diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
  3. [adj]  sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"; "a fervent hope"
  4. [adj]  showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome"

CORDIAL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: affable, amiable, fervent, friendly, genial, hearty, liqueur, sincere, warm
 See Also: absinth, absinthe, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, anisette, anisette de Bordeaux, benedictine, Chartreuse, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, creme de fraise, creme de menthe, Drambuie, Galliano, inebriant, intoxicant, kummel, maraschino, orange liqueur, pastis, Pernod, pousse-cafe, ratafee, ratafia, sambuca



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor"dial\ (k?r"jal, formally k?rd"yal; 106, 277), a.
    [LL. cordialis, fr. L. cor heart: cf. F. cordial. See
    1. Proceeding from the heart. [Obs.]
             A rib with cordial spirits warm.      --Milton.
    2. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
             He . . . with looks of cordial love Hung over her
             enamored.                             --Milton.
    3. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength
       or spirits.
             Behold this cordial julep here That flames and
             dances in his crystal bounds.         --Milton.
    Syn: Hearty; sincere; heartfelt; warm; affectionate;
         cheering; invigorating. See {Hearty}.
  2. \Cor"dial\, n.
    1. Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
             Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.
    2. (Med) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a
       peppermint cordial.
    3. (Com.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a
       beverage; a liqueur.
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