- Proceeding from the heart.(Obs)"A rib with cordial spirits warm." [Milton.]
- Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate."He . . . with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamored." [Milton.]
- Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits."Behold this cordial julep here
That flames and dances in his crystal bounds." [Milton.]synonyms: Hearty; sincere; heartfelt; warm; affectionate; cheering; invigorating. See Hearty.
Etymology: LL. cordialis, fr. L. cor heart: cf. F. cordial. See Heart