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Cordial vs. Congenial

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Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

Congenialadjective

Having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests.

Cordialadjective

Radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

Congenialadjective

Friendly or sociable.

‘The congenial bartender makes the Hog’s Head an inviting place to hang out during the weekends.’;

Cordialadjective

(rare) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

Congenialadjective

Suitable to one’s needs.

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Cordialadjective

(obsolete) Proceeding from the heart.

Congenialadjective

Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.

‘Congenial souls! whose life one avarice joins.’; ‘two congenial spirits united . . . by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues’;

Cordialnoun

A concentrated noncarbonated soft drink which is diluted with water before drinking.

Congenialadjective

Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition; as, a congenial atmosphere to work in.

‘To defame the excellence with which it has no sympathy . . . is its congenial work.’;

Cordialnoun

An individual serving of such a diluted drink.

Congenialadjective

capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted; - used of plants.

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Cordialnoun

A pleasant-tasting medicine.

Congenialadjective

suitable to your needs or similar to your nature;

‘a congenial atmosphere to work in’; ‘two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues’;

Cordialnoun

A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

Congenialadjective

used of plants; capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted

Cordialnoun

A candy (or bonbon) usually made of milk chocolate, filled with small fruits (often maraschino cherries) and syrup or fondant.

Congenialadjective

(of a person) pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests that are similar to one's own

‘his need for some congenial company’;

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Cordialnoun

(figurative) Anything that revives or comforts.

Congenialadjective

(of a thing) pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste or inclination

‘he went back to a climate more congenial to his cold stony soul’;

Cordialadjective

Proceeding from the heart.

‘A rib with cordial spirits warm.’;

Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

‘He . . . with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamored.’;

Cordialadjective

Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.

‘Behold this cordial julep hereThat flames and dances in his crystal bounds.’;

Cordialnoun

Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.

‘Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind.’;

Cordialnoun

Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial.

Cordialnoun

Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.

Cordialnoun

strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

Cordialadjective

diffusing warmth and friendliness;

‘an affable smile’; ‘an amiable gathering’; ‘cordial relations’; ‘a cordial greeting’; ‘a genial host’;

Cordialadjective

showing warm and heartfelt friendliness;

‘gave us a cordial reception’; ‘a hearty welcome’;

Cordialadjective

sincerely or intensely felt;

‘a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort’; ‘a cordial abhorrence of waste’; ‘a fervent hope’;

Cordialadjective

warm and friendly

‘the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed’;

Cordialadjective

strongly felt

‘I earned his cordial loathing’;

Cordialnoun

a sweet fruit-flavoured drink

‘wine cups and fruit cordials’; ‘a tall glass of blackcurrant cordial’;

Cordialnoun

another term for liqueur

Cordialnoun

a pleasant-tasting medicine.

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