Definition of cordial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdiəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdʒəl//
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(formal) pleasant and friendly a cordial atmosphere/meeting/relationship The government wisely maintained cordial relations with the Russians. The talks took place in a cordial atmosphere. Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘belonging to the heart’): from medieval Latin cordialis, from Latin cor, cord- ‘heart’.
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