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Word of the Day 10/16/21 Cordial

Cordial (adjective, noun)
cordial [ kawr-juhl or, especially British, -dee-uhl ]


adjective
1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
4. Archaic. of or relating to the heart.

noun
5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur
6. a stimulating medicine.
7. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.

OTHER WORDS FROM CORDIAL
cor·dial·ly, adverb
cor·dial·ness, noun
pre·cor·dial, adjective
qua·si-cor·dial, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO CORDIAL
sympathetic, affectionate, warmhearted, welcoming, cozy, jovial, earnest, sincere, polite, hearty, cheerful, neighborly, warm, congenial, heartfelt, amicable, gracious, tender, glowing, social

See synonyms for: cordial / cordials / cordially / cordialness on Thesaurus.com
OTHER WORDS FOR CORDIAL

1. affectionate, genial.
2. cheering.

Origin: First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Medieval Latin cordiālis, equivalent to Latin cordi- (stem of cor ) “heart” + -ālis adjective suffix; see heart, -al

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