Adjective "Cordial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Warm and friendly.
  1. 'We wish them a hearty and cordial welcome and long and peaceful lives in our parish community.'
  2. 'We are also aware of the importance to embrace the efforts of other civic organisations and we welcome the cordial respect and co-operation we have for each other.'
  3. 'Current squeezes are, however, allowed to be upset if what's going on is not a cordial friendship, but a leftover entanglement of feelings and manipulations.'
  4. 'Top fields, friendly bookmakers and cordial entertainment will make it the place to be this Saturday.'
  5. 'Not necessary that each individual has a written invitation, if you have been forgotten take a stroll to the meeting and you will be given a cordial welcome.'
  6. 'A dog idly barked, adding to the majestic orchestra that played its beautiful music to the silent audience of nature, lulling everyone into a warm, cordial state of being.'
  7. 'I did so hope Dallas would give the Kennedys a warm and very cordial welcome.'
  8. 'Could I first of all say a very warm and cordial welcome to you, Mr Justham, and indeed to your colleagues.'
  9. 'There was no awkward moments at the office, and we maintained a cordial professional relationship and a warm friendship.'
  10. 'The victorious Europeans weren't cordial friends.'
Strongly felt.


    A sweet fruit-flavoured drink.
    1. mass noun 'a tall glass of blackcurrant cordial'
    2. 'A knowledge of the properties of syrups at different concentrations and temperatures is basic to sugar boiling and confectionery, and they are also important in fruit preservation and in making soft drinks and cordials.'
    3. 'By then fruit products were one-fifth of Tasmania's exports; and in fact the factory continued to produce tinned fruit, juice and cordials until the early 1970s.'
    4. 'I had a quiet night in last night with my folks who nearly drank us out of summer fruits cordial.'
    5. 'Most households include cordials or squashes in their shopping lists and, as a father, I have informed views of my own.'
    6. 'There are soups, sauces, breads, margarines, confectionery, peanut butter, cordials and soft drinks, biscuits, and yoghurts.'
    7. 'The Eels were treated to an afternoon tea of cake, fruit, cordial, tea and coffee and also became the proud owners of Parramatta baseball caps.'
    8. 'I guess my idea that no one drinks cordials was turned upside down.'
    9. 'After doing so, he turned on the radio, sat in his favourite chair in the drawing room, drinking a small glass of elderflower cordial, and listened to the programme.'
    10. 'If your drink bottle contains sports drink or cordial, it will provide your body with an additional source of fuel.'
    11. 'Fruit cordials are the perfect drink for both formal and informal occasions.'
    12. 'Marie Brizard is a public company quoted on the French Stock Exchange and is world renowned for its tradition of quality wines, liquors, cognac, cocktails and cordials.'
    13. 'Strained once again and finished up with a dose of vodka, my cordial was looking nice and smelling lovely.'
    14. 'Beam has successfully increased the presence and trial of Jim Beam bourbon and DeKuyper cordials via local promotions and sponsorships, specifically among Latino consumers.'
    15. 'Cognac and cordials are the preferred spirits, and Thursday night the big night out.'
    16. 'Under the new regime, liqueur and cordials, which are currently taxed at the rate of 15 percent per liter under the jurisdiction of the Consumption Tax Act, will attract a new rate of 20 percent.'
    17. 'Rosolio came to denote a whole class of cordials and liqueurs.'
    18. 'And some of the best ingredients to work with are cordials, liqueurs and schnapps.'
    19. 'In our piece on cordials, we mistakenly referred to Campari as a French concoction, when any first-year bartender knows that the bright red bitters comes from Milan, Italy.'
    20. 'The next one is ‘Liqueurs, cordials, and bitters’.'
    21. 'Heaven Hill markets more than 50 labels of bourbon, rye, scotch, vodka, gin, tequila, rum, cognac, wines and cordials.'
    A pleasant-tasting medicine.
    1. 'Thorncroft's Detox Cordial helped quite a few sore heads and is a pleasant, thirst-quenching squash for summer.'


    1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.

    2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.

    3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.

    4. Archaic. of or relating to the heart. noun

    5. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur.

    6. a stimulating medicine.

    7. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "relations can be cordial on ventures."

    "relations can be cordial."

    "atmospheres can be cordial."

    "meetings can be cordial."

    "relationships can be cordial."

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    Middle English (also in the sense ‘belonging to the heart’): from medieval Latin cordialis, from Latin cor, cord- ‘heart’.