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cordial

adjective uk   /ˈkɔː.di.əl/ us    /ˈkɔːr.dʒəl/ formal

cordial adjective (FRIENDLY)

friendly, but formal and polite: a cordial smile/greeting/welcome/reception Relations between the two leaders are said to be cordial.

cordial adjective (STRONG)

(of a feeling, especially dislike) strong: The two statesmen are known to have a cordial dislike for each other.
cordially
adverb uk   /-i/ formal us  
You are cordially invited to attend our annual wine-tasting evening. On a personal level, they came to be cordially disliked.

cordial

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɔː.di.əl/ us    /ˈkɔːr.dʒəl/
UK a sweet drink made from fruit, to which water is usually added: lime cordial US →  liqueur
Translations of “cordial”
in Spanish cordial…
in French cordial…
in German herzlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好的, 友好的,熱誠的,誠摯的…
in Russian радушный…
in Turkish nazik, samimi, içten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好的, 友好的,热诚的,诚挚的…
in Polish serdeczny…
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