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cordial

cor·dial

cordial

 
 
pronunciation:
kor jl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: warm and gracious; courteous.
Our hosts were very cordial while we visited the city.The two candidates gave each other a cordial greeting before the debate began.
synonyms:
friendly, warm
similar words:
affable, amiable, congenial, courteous, genial, gracious, kindly, mannerly
definition 2: invigorating, esp. for the heart.
synonyms:
invigorating, tonic
similar words:
bracing, stimulating
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sweet, strong alcoholic liquor; liqueur.
synonyms:
liqueur
definition 2: a sweet, concentrated, often fruit-based drink, usually diluted with water before drinking.
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derivations: cordially (adv.), cordialness (n.)
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