- n strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
- s diffusing warmth and friendliness
a cordial greeting
- s politely warm and friendly
a cordial handshake
- s sincerely or intensely felt
a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort
a cordial abhorrence of waste
- My relationship with Mia was simply a cordial one in the past four years, a dinner maybe once a week together.
- 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.
- If you meet former Enron founder Ken Lay in an elevator he's a kind, cordial, grandfatherly guy.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 11, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter
- President Bush in Washington Post
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...
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Independent
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...
- Al Gore in New York Times
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....