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1. cordial

adjective. ['ˈkɔrdʒəl'] diffusing warmth and friendliness.

Synonyms

  • friendly
  • amiable
  • affable

Antonyms

  • nonalcoholic
  • inhospitable
  • ungracious
  • uncongenial

Etymology

  • cordial (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cordialis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Cordial

  • orgill

How do you pronounce cordial?

Pronounce cordial as ˈkɔrʤəl.

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Sentences with cordial


1. Adjective
Be cordial to the receptionist on the way out and quickly follow up with a written letter of thanks.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Replace elderflower cordial with an equal amount of a fruit liqueur such as black current liqueur or apple liqueur.

Quotes about cordial


1. Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.
- Samuel Richardson

2. It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.
- Lemony Snicket, The End

2. cordial

noun. ['ˈkɔrdʒəl'] strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal.

Synonyms

  • creme de menthe
  • alcoholic drink
  • pastis
  • orange liqueur
  • maraschino
  • sambuca
  • Drambuie
  • benedictine
  • amaretto
  • Chartreuse
  • inebriant
  • liqueur
  • alcohol
  • intoxicant
  • Galliano
  • creme de cacao
  • ratafee
  • anisette
  • kummel
  • Pernod
  • ratafia
  • anisette de Bordeaux
  • alcoholic beverage
  • pousse-cafe
  • absinthe
  • coffee liqueur
  • absinth
  • creme de fraise

Antonyms

  • unsociable
  • ill-natured
  • unreal
  • disingenuous

Etymology

  • cordial (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cordialis (Latin)

3. cordial

adjective. ['ˈkɔrdʒəl'] sincerely or intensely felt.

Antonyms

  • hostile

Etymology

  • cordial (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cordialis (Latin)

4. cordial

adjective. ['ˈkɔrdʒəl'] politely warm and friendly.

Antonyms

  • unsocial

Etymology

  • cordial (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • cordialis (Latin)
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