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English definition of “cordial”

cordial

adjective (FRIENDLY)    /ˈkɔː.di.əl/ US  /ˈkɔːr.dʒəl/ formal
friendly, but formal and polite: a cordial smile/greeting/welcome/reception Relations between the two leaders are said to be cordial.Friendly cordially     /-i/ adverb formal You are cordially invited to attend our annual wine-tasting evening. On a personal level, they came to be cordially disliked.FriendlyNot liking
(Definition of cordial adjective (FRIENDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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