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Definition of Cardinal

Cardinal

  1. Of fundamental importance; preeminent; superior; chief; principal.
  2. One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college.
  3. A woman's short cloak with a hood.
  4. Mulled red wine.

Cardinal Quotations

In the old days... it was a basic, cardinal fact that producers didn't have opinions. When I was producing natural history programmes, I didn't use them as vehicles for my own opinion. They were factual programmes.
David Attenborough

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
John Burns

One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Don Marquis

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
W. H. Auden
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Cardinal Translations

cardinal in French is cardinal
cardinal in Italian is cardinale
cardinal in Spanish is cardinal, cardenal
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