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[kawr-jal-i-tee, kawr-jee-al- or, esp. British, -dee-al-] /kɔrˈdʒæl ɪ ti, ˌkɔr dʒiˈæl- or, esp. British, -diˈæl-/
noun, plural cordialities for 2.
cordial quality or feeling.
an expression of cordial feeling.
Origin of cordiality
First recorded in 1590-1600; cordial + -ity
Related forms
uncordiality, noun
1. warmth, friendliness, geniality, heartiness. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Master received him with cordiality, and presented him to mistress.

    To be Read at Dusk Charles Dickens
  • Instantly, Martin's cordiality vanished; his hostility toward her surged.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • To bring it from its haughty, rebellious pedestal, down to cordiality and love.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The cordiality in her voice sounded determined, and therefore formal.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • I thank you, and all of you for your cordiality and bounteous hospitality.

  • Then, without the least expression of cordiality he spoke the thought in his mind.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • From this round of cordiality he was reluctantly torn and conducted to the platform.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And there was no mistaking her cordiality for this cold-eyed visitor.

  • She was welcomed by Mrs. Murray with cordiality, but in some surprise.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain Edfrid A. Bingham
  • Old Jerry felt the chill lack of cordiality, but he sat down.

    Once to Every Man Larry Evans
British Dictionary definitions for cordiality


noun (pl) -ties
warmth of feeling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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