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Cordial vs. Polite

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Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

Politeadjective

Well-mannered, civilized.

‘It's not polite to use a mobile phone in a restaurant.’;

Cordialadjective

Radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

Politeadjective

(obsolete) Smooth, polished, burnished.

Cordialadjective

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

Politeverb

To polish; to refine; to render polite.

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Cordialadjective

(obsolete) Proceeding from the heart.

Politeadjective

Smooth; polished.

‘Rays of light falling on a polite surface.’;

Cordialnoun

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

Politeadjective

Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.

‘He marries, bows at court, and grows polite.’;

Cordialnoun

An individual serving of such a diluted drink.

Politeadjective

Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.

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Cordialnoun

A pleasant-tasting medicine.

Politeverb

To polish; to refine; to render polite.

Cordialnoun

A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

Politeadjective

showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

Cordialnoun

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

Politeadjective

marked by refinement in taste and manners;

‘cultivated speech’; ‘cultured Bostonians’; ‘cultured tastes’; ‘a genteel old lady’; ‘polite society’;

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Cordialnoun

(figurative) Anything that revives or comforts.

Politeadjective

not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others;

‘even if he didn't like them he should have been civil’;

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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