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English adjective: cordial

1. cordial diffusing warmth and friendliness

SamplesAn affable smile.
An amiable gathering.
Cordial relations.
A cordial greeting.
A genial host.

Synonymsaffable, amiable, genial



2. cordial politely warm and friendly

SamplesA cordial handshake.



3. cordial sincerely or intensely felt

SamplesA cordial regard for his visitor's comfort.
A cordial abhorrence of waste.



English noun: cordial

1. cordial (food) strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal


Broader (hypernym)alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant

Narrower (hyponym)absinth, absinthe, amaretto, anisette, anisette de Bordeaux, benedictine, Chartreuse, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, creme de fraise, creme de menthe, Drambuie, Galliano, kummel, maraschino, maraschino liqueur, orange liqueur, pastis, Pernod, pousse-cafe, ratafee, ratafia, sambuca

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