cordial

[ kawr-juhl or, esp. British, -dee-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF cordial
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Our meeting, after mutual recognition, was affectionate and cordial.

She smiled a cordial welcome to him, so he turned and changed his step to suit hers.

I fancy in the cordial excitement of the moment he was quite sincere.

To-day the greeting between the two men was a cordial if a brief one.

The meeting was by appointment, however, and his greeting was cordial and hearty.

As it began to move, he and Juve exchanged a cordial handshake.

Revived by a cordial, Vinson gradually recovered his senses.

It is an old friendship, a sincere friendship, and a cordial friendship.

Their reception was cordial; Dorothy showed that she was glad of the diversion.

They should receive the united and cordial support of every farmer.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "of the heart," from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis "of or for the heart," from Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Meaning "heartfelt, from the heart" is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally "medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart." Related: Cordiality.

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