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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. Nicola McEwen:

    Of course, agreeing a process for negotiations doesn't mean that things would be easy. Relations may be less than cordial, and both sides would have their own interests to protect in the negotiations and in the wider political arena.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Nothing is more cordial than two feelings that touch each other.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    I had a cordial, pleasant phone conversation with Mr. Trump. I congratulated him on winning the Republican nomination for President, i know Mr. Trump is reaching out to many people, throughout the party and the country, to solicit their advice and opinions. I believe this is a wise move on his part.

  4. Gustavo Marangoni:

    Companies invest in other countries to earn money, our idea is to find the right balance by sitting down and negotiating in a more cordial way to get to solutions by consensus.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    I met with Bernie Sanders on Thursday, we had a cordial conversation, i said,' we need witnesses and documents, it's only fair, it's only right.' Bernie Sanders said,' no.' I said,' Please think about it over these holidays.' Let's hope Bernie Sanders is.

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