One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he would always receive a cordial welcome at their house’
friendly, warm, genial, affable, amiable, pleasant, fond, affectionate, warm-hearted, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, welcoming
sincere, earnest, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, enthusiastic, eager
2‘I earned his cordial loathing’
intense, strong, acute, violent, fierce, keen, fervent, fervid, ardent, passionate
heartfelt, wholehearted, deep, deep-seated, deep-rooted, profound, overwhelming, overpowering
literary perfervid, passional
1‘I often drank water with fruit cordial’
squash, crush, concentrate
2‘ginger wine is a cordial drunk at Christmas time’
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