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Definition 1: strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for cordial in the sense of this definition

(cordial is a kind of ...) a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

"alcohol (or drink) ruined him"

(... is a kind of cordial ) golden Italian liqueur flavored with herbs

(... is a kind of cordial ) liqueur flavored with orange

(... is a kind of cordial ) liqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin

(... is a kind of cordial ) distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries

(... is a kind of cordial ) similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood

(... is a kind of cordial ) (registered trademark) a liqueur flavored with anise

(... is a kind of cordial ) small drink served after dinner (especially several liqueurs poured carefully so as to remain in separate layers)

(... is a kind of cordial ) sweet liqueur made from wine and brandy flavored with plum or peach or apricot kernels and bitter almonds

(... is a kind of cordial ) a sweet Scotch whisky liqueur

(... is a kind of cordial ) strawberry-flavored liqueur

(... is a kind of cordial ) strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise

(... is a kind of cordial ) an Italian almond liqueur

(... is a kind of cordial ) liquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed

(... is a kind of cordial ) a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks

(... is a kind of cordial ) aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint oils; made at monastery near Grenoble, France

(... is a kind of cordial ) coffee-flavored liqueur

(... is a kind of cordial ) sweet liqueur flavored with vanilla and cacao beans

(... is a kind of cordial ) sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur

(... is a kind of cordial ) an Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice

Definition 2: diffusing warmth and friendliness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cordial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affable smile
  • an amiable gathering
  • cordial relations
  • a cordial greeting
  • a genial host

Synonyms for cordial in the sense of this definition

(cordial is similar to ...) characteristic of or befitting a friend

"friendly advice" "a friendly neighborhood" "the only friendly person here" "a friendly host and hostess"

Definition 3: politely warm and friendly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cordial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cordial handshake

(cordial is similar to ...) psychologically warm; friendly and responsive

"a warm greeting" "a warm personality" "warm support"

Definition 4: sincerely or intensely felt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cordial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort
  • a cordial abhorrence of waste

(cordial is similar to ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

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