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4 definitions found
 for Cordial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cordial \Cor"dial\, n.
     1. Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
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              Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. (Med) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a
        peppermint cordial.
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     3. (Com.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a
        beverage; a liqueur.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cordial \Cor"dial\ (k[^o]r"jal, formally k[^o]rd"yal; 106, 277),
     a. [LL. cordialis, fr. L. cor heart: cf. F. cordial. See
     Heart.]
     1. Proceeding from the heart. [Obs.]
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              A rib with cordial spirits warm.      --Milton.
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     2. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
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              He . . . with looks of cordial love
              Hung over her enamored.               --Milton.
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     3. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength
        or spirits.
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              Behold this cordial julep here
              That flames and dances in his crystal bounds.
                                                    --Milton.
  
     Syn: Hearty; sincere; heartfelt; warm; affectionate;
          cheering; invigorating. See Hearty.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cordial
      adj 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile";
             "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial
             greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable,
             cordial, genial]
      2: politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake"
      3: sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his
         visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"
      n 1: strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a
           meal [syn: liqueur, cordial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "cordial":
     Benedictine, Bohemian, Chartreuse, Danziger Goldwasser, Drambuie,
     Galliano, Irish Mist, Strega, Triple Sec, ablaze, affable, afire,
     agreeable, amiable, amicable, analeptic, ardent, blissful,
     boiling over, bonhomous, bracer, bracing, breathless, brisk,
     burning, casual, cheerful, cheering, compatible, complaisant,
     congenial, courteous, crisp, crispy, degage, delirious, desirable,
     drunk, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, en rapport,
     energizing, enjoyable, enlivenment, enthusiastic, excited,
     exhilarating, exhilaration, exuberant, fair, fair and pleasant,
     familiar, febrile, felicific, felicitous, fervent, fervid, fevered,
     feverish, fiery, fine, flaming, flushed, folksy, framboise,
     free and easy, fresh, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, glowing,
     good, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious,
     grateful, gratifying, green Chartreuse, harmonious, haymish,
     heart-warming, heartfelt, hearty, heated, homely, homey, honeyed,
     hospitable, hot, impassioned, informal, intense, intoxicated,
     invigorating, invigoration, irregular, keen, kindly, liberal,
     likable, liqueurs, lively, loose, maraschino, mellifluous, mellow,
     mild, natural, neighborly, nice, offhand, offhanded, on fire, open,
     openhearted, parfait amour, passionate, pear brandy, pick-me-up,
     plain, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving,
     pleasureful, polite, pousse-cafe, rainbow cordial, reanimation,
     receptive, recreation, red-hot, refection, refreshful, refreshing,
     refreshment, regale, regalement, regaling, reinvigoration, relaxed,
     renewal, responsive, restorative, revival, revivescence,
     revivescency, revivification, rewarding, roborant, rousing,
     satisfying, simple, sincere, sloe gin, sociable, steaming, steamy,
     stimulating, stimulation, sweet, sweet-tempered, sympathetic,
     tender, tonic, unaffected, unassuming, unceremonious,
     unconstrained, unconventional, unofficial, unrestrained, unstudied,
     vigorous, vitamin shot, vivification, warm, warmhearted, welcome,
     welcoming, well-natured, wholehearted, zealous, zestful, zesty
  
  

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