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Courteous vs. Cordial

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Courteousadjective

Showing regard or thought for others; especially, displaying good manners or etiquette.

‘a courteous gentleman’; ‘a courteous gesture’;

Cordialadjective

Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.

Courteousadjective

Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

‘A patient and courteous bearing.’; ‘His behavior toward his people is grave and courteous.’;

Cordialadjective

Radiating warmth and friendliness; genial.

Courteousadjective

exhibiting courtesy and politeness;

‘a nice gesture’;

Cordialadjective

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

Courteousadjective

characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners;

‘if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world’;

Cordialadjective

(obsolete) Proceeding from the heart.

Cordialnoun

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

Cordialnoun

An individual serving of such a diluted drink.

Cordialnoun

A pleasant-tasting medicine.

Cordialnoun

A liqueur prepared using the infusion process.

Cordialnoun

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

Cordialnoun

(figurative) Anything that revives or comforts.

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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