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cordial (adj) warm; hearty; sincere; friendly.
When you are cordial to others you are warm and friendly with them. A cordial relationship between two or more people is a friendly relationship with warm feelings, but slightly formal. A cordial welcome is a hearty and sincere welcome.
- Though they have been classmates for long, they have not been very cordial to each other. Some prejudice seems to keep them apart, each being just formal with the other.
- The cordial relations between Anne and Nancy, who had always liked each other, came to an end over their relations with their boyfriend Jimmy.