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Definition of "cordial" []

  • Warm and sincere; friendly: a cordial greeting; cordial relations. See Synonyms at gracious. (adjective)
  • Strongly felt; fervent: a cordial abhorrence of waste. (adjective)
  • Serving to invigorate; stimulating. (adjective)
  • A stimulant; a tonic. (noun)
  • A liqueur. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cordial" in a sentence
  • "Hailemariam made clear, however, that the report would not affect what he called the "cordial relationship" between Addis Ababa and Washington."
  • "Company spokesman Allen Cohen on Friday said the ads will be removed "in an expeditious manner" after what he described as a cordial conversation late Thursday with White House counsel Kendall Burman, who requested their prompt removal."
  • "Another defendant, Alphaville Design Inc., of Fremont, Calif., says it is in "cordial talks" with Herman Miller."