Cordial



[kawr-juh l or, esp. British, -dee-uh l] /ˈkɔr dʒəl or, esp. British, -di əl/

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.
/ˈkɔːdɪəl/
adjective
1.
warm and friendly: a cordial greeting
2.
giving heart; stimulating
noun
3.
a drink with a fruit base, usually sold in concentrated form and diluted with water before being drunk: lime cordial
4.
another word for liqueur
adj.

late 14c., “of the heart,” from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis “of or for the heart,” from Latin cor (genitive cordis) “heart” (see heart). Meaning “heartfelt, from the heart” is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally “medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart.” Related: Cordiality.

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