The email exchanges started out as cordial, if cold, but gradually grew more confrontational.
“I have a positive and cordial relationship with Michele,” he says.
“We agreed that we would say we had a cordial conversation,” she says of the half-hour meeting.
When we meet in debates, Karl is cordial—even genial—and I do my best to reciprocate.
Serve in a cordial or shot glass and garnish with shredded coconut or cinnamon.
Terrible sayings with which was mingled a sort of cordial joviality.
She smiled a cordial welcome to him, so he turned and changed his step to suit hers.
And you may rest assured of our most cordial cooperation so far as it may become necessary in this pursuit.
The meeting was by appointment, however, and his greeting was cordial and hearty.
They lived in the most cordial intimacy, having understood and appreciated each other from the first.
late 14c., "of the heart," from Middle French cordial, from Medieval Latin cordialis "of or for the heart," from Latin cor (genitive cordis) "heart" (see heart). Meaning "heartfelt, from the heart" is mid-15c. The noun is late 14c., originally "medicine, food, or drink that stimulates the heart." Related: Cordiality.