CORDIAL, adjective [Latin , the heart.]
1. Proceeding from the heart; hearty; sincere; not hypocritical; warm; affectionate.
With looks of cordial love.
We give our friends a cordial reception.
2. Reviving the spirits; cheering; invigorating; giving strength or spirits; as cordial waters.
1. In medicine, that which suddenly excites the system, and increases the action of the heart or circulation when languid; any medicine which increases strength, raises the spirits, and gives life and cheerfulness to a person when weak and depressed.
2. Any thing that comforts, gladdens and exhilarates; as, good news is a cordial to the mind.