HyperDic: cordial

English > 4 senses of the word cordial:
ADJECTIVEallcordial, affable, amiable, genialdiffusing warmth and friendliness
allcordialpolitely warm and friendly
allcordialsincerely or intensely felt
NOUNfoodcordial, liqueurstrong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal / meal
cordial > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cordial: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdiffusing warmth and friendliness.
  • "cordial relations"
  • "a cordial greeting"
Synonymsaffable, amiable, genial
Broaderfriendlycharacteristic of or befitting a friend
Spanishafable, amable, bonachón, cordial, simpático
Nounscordialitya cordial disposition
English > cordial: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpolitely warm and friendly.
Example"a cordial handshake"
Broaderwarmpsychologically warm
Nounscordialitya cordial disposition
Adverbscordiallyin a hearty manner
English > cordial: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsincerely or intensely felt.
  • "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"
  • "a cordial abhorrence of waste"
Broadersincereopen and genuine
English > cordial: 4 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningStrong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal / meal.
NarrowerChartreusearomatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils
DrambuieA sweet Scotch whisky liqueur
Gallianogolden Italian liqueur flavored with herbs
Pernod(registered trademark) a liqueur flavored with anise
absinth, absintheStrong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise
amarettoAn Italian almond liqueur
anisette, anisette de Bordeauxliquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed
benedictineA French liqueur originally / originally made by Benedictine monks
coffee liqueurcoffee-flavored liqueur
creme de cacaoSweet liqueur flavored with vanilla and cacao beans
creme de fraisestrawberry-flavored liqueur
creme de mentheSweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
kummelliqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin
maraschino, maraschino liqueurdistilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries
orange liqueurliqueur flavored with orange
pastisSimilar to absinthe but containing no wormwood
pousse-cafesmall drink served after dinner (especially several liqueurs poured carefully so as to remain in separate layers)
ratafia, ratafeeSweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds
sambucaAn Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice
Broaderalcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriantA liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
Spanishcordial, licor
Catalancordial, licor

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