Meaning of cordial

cor•dial

Pronunciation: (kôr'jul or, esp. Brit., -dē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
  2. invigorating the heart; stimulating.
  3. sincere; heartfelt: a cordial dislike.
  4. of or pertaining to the heart.
—n.
  1. a strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor; liqueur.
  2. a stimulating medicine.
  3. anything that invigorates or exhilarates.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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