cordial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cordial” in the English Dictionary

"cordial" in British English

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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, ​especiallydislike) ​strong: The two ​statesmen are ​known to have a cordial dislike for each other.
adverb uk   us   /-i/ formal
You are cordially invited to ​attendourannual wine-tasting ​evening. On a ​personallevel, they came to be cordially disliked.

cordialnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkɔː.di.əl/  us   /ˈkɔːr.dʒəl/
UK a ​sweetdrink made from ​fruit, to which ​water is usually ​added: lime cordial US →  liqueur
(Definition of cordial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cordial" in American English

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 us   /ˈkɔr·dʒəl/
friendly or ​pleasant: a cordial ​greeting/​smile cordial ​relations
(Definition of cordial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cordial”
in Spanish cordial…
in Vietnamese thân mật…
in Malaysian mesra…
in Thai ด้วยความจริงใจ…
in French cordial…
in German herzlich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友好的, 友好的,热诚的,诚挚的…
in Turkish nazik, samimi, içten…
in Russian радушный…
in Indonesian ramah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友好的, 友好的,熱誠的,誠摯的…
in Polish serdeczny…
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