Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cordial

1 sense of cordial

Sense 1
liqueur, cordial -- (strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal)
       => alcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriant -- (a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him")

Antonyms of adj cordial

3 senses of cordial

Sense 1
affable, amiable, cordial, genial -- (diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host")

INDIRECT (VIA friendly) -> unfriendly -- (not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take")

Sense 2
cordial -- (politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake")

INDIRECT (VIA warm) -> cool -- (psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes")

Sense 3
cordial -- (sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste")

INDIRECT (VIA sincere) -> insincere -- (lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere")

Similarity of adj cordial

3 senses of cordial

Sense 1
affable, amiable, cordial, genial -- (diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host")
       => friendly (vs. unfriendly) -- (characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess")

Sense 2
cordial -- (politely warm and friendly; "a cordial handshake")
       => warm (vs. cool) -- (psychologically warm; friendly and responsive; "a warm greeting"; "a warm personality"; "warm support")

Sense 3
cordial -- (sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste")
       => sincere (vs. insincere) -- (open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship")

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