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Synonyms for cordial
ˈkɔr dʒəl; esp. Brit. -di əlcor·dial

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  1. cordialadjective

    Said of someone radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

    amiable, affable

  2. cordialadjective

    Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

    cheer, invigorating

  3. cordialnoun

    A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cordial

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cordial

    warm, earnest, sincere, reviving, invigorating, affectionate, hearty

    cold, distant, formal, ceremonious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liqueur, cordialadjective

    strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal


    insincere, unfriendly, cool

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

    good-humored, good-humoured, kind, amiable, affable, mental, genial

    unfriendly, cool, insincere

  3. cordialadjective

    politely warm and friendly

    "a cordial handshake"

    genial, affable, amiable

    unfriendly, insincere, cool

  4. cordialadjective

    sincerely or intensely felt

    "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"

    genial, affable, amiable

    cool, unfriendly, insincere

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cordialadjective

    hearty, warm, ardent, affectionate, earnest, sincere, heartfelt

  2. cordialadjective

    grateful, pleasant, refreshing, invigorating, restorative

  3. cordialnoun

    stomachic, stomachal, stimulating medicine

  4. cordialnoun

    liqueur, aromatized spirit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cordialadjective

    hearty, sincere, affectionate, strengthening, invigorating, cheering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cordial":

    friendly, warm, sincere, heartfelt, amicable, gracious, amiable

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How to use cordial in a sentence?

  1. Erasmus Williams:

    We can say without hesitation that we welcome the news very much, it's a manifestation of the very cordial relationship between the United States and Liberia.

  2. Mahbouba Seraj:

    Yes, they were listening. I should say that, we gave them a paper. We asked them what we wanted. They took it. They were very, very cordial about it.

  3. Tom Brokaw:

    I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at Linda Vester on two occasions request, 23 years ago, because Linda Vester on two occasions wanted advice with respect to Linda Vester on two occasions career at NBC, the meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards Linda Vester on two occasions, at that time or any other.

  4. Bryan Bishop:

    It was less than cordial, because there were a lot of concerns there, but I tried very hard to explain to them that this is not a splinter group, that we are veterans and happen to be gay.

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another.

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