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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cor•dial /ˈkɔrdʒəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. courteous and gracious;
    warm: a cordial reception.
  2. [before a noun] sincere;
    strongly felt: They had a cordial dislike for each other.

n. 
  1. Winea strong, sweetened liqueur: [uncountable]a bottle of cherry cordial.[countable]He drank several peppermint cordials.
cor•dial•ly, adv. 
cor•dial•ness, n. [uncountable]See -cord-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cor•dial  (kôrjəl or, esp. Brit., -dē əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. courteous and gracious;
    friendly;
    warm:a cordial reception.
  2. invigorating the heart;
    stimulating.
  3. sincere;
    heartfelt:a cordial dislike.
  4. [Archaic.]of or pertaining to the heart.

n. 
  1. Winea strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor;
    liqueur.
  2. a stimulating medicine.
  3. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.
cordial•ly, adv. 
cordial•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin cordiālis, equivalent. to Latin cordi- (stem of cor) heart + -ālis -al1
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged affectionate, genial.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cheering.

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