cordial cordial  /ˈkɔr dʒəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
  2. (adj) diffusing warmth and friendliness
  3. (adj) politely warm and friendly
  4. (adj) sincerely or intensely felt

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. My relationship with Mia was simply a cordial one in the past four years, a dinner maybe once a week together.
  2. Coaxed into checking the cane, he lunged at the wine steward's cordial tray, then his neck chain, caught a sharp elbow in the stomach in return.
  3. If you meet former Enron founder Ken Lay in an elevator he's a kind, cordial, grandfatherly guy.

News

  • Francis to religious: 'Don't sweat too much the CDF'

    Pope Francis met last week with the presiding board of CLAR (the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women). Reportedly, they had a cordial and informal meeting, with Francis, as he is prone to do, speaking off the cuff.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. "And yet, in spit of that, our differences of opinions, we still have got a cordial enough relationship to be able to deal with common threats and opportunities," Bush said. "And that's going to be important for the next president to...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. Clinton told a news conference at the close of an international conference on Afghanistan: "In the course of the conference today our special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke had a brief and cordial exchange with the...
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Independent

  3. "It was a private meeting and I'm not going to say anything about it other than that it was very nice, very cordial," Mr. Gore said. "He was very gracious in setting up the meeting, and it was a very good and very substantive conversation....
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: New York Times

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