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Etymology

From Middle French cordial (stimulating the heart), from Late Latin cordialis, from cor.

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Adjective

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Positive
cordial

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  1. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
    • 1885, George Washington Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family, C. Scribner's Sons,
      The relations between the Earl of Bellomont and Colonel Schuyler were formal, but not cordial from the first.
  2. Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.
  3. (rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

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Noun

Singular
cordial

Plural
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  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.
  2. A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.
    • 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page & Co.
      [Marilla] had put the bottle of raspberry cordial down in the cellar instead of in the closet [...].
  3. A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

cordial m. (f. cordiale, m. plural cordiaux, f. plural cordiales)

  1. Coming from the heart; sincere.
  2. (archaic) Stimulating the heart; tonic.

Noun

cordial (plural cordials)

  1. Cordial.
  2. (medicine, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stimulant.

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