Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[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.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cordiality
Historical Examples
  • The alternations of candour and cordiality continue in the following year.

  • Gozzi gave him brio and bonarietà , with cordiality and humor.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • "Come again, and we'll hunt for some together," said the child, with instant response of cordiality.

  • Was it her imagination, or did Mary's cordiality seem a trifle forced?

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • He amazed Robin Drummond by his cordiality in those days, and the young fellow commented on it whimsically to Nelly herself.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • They show all kinds of vitality, energy, stillness, and cordiality.

    The World I Live In Helen Keller
  • He made a personal claim on their cordiality, which was not the least of his political resources.

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Cicily smiled, and then addressed Sadie with a like cordiality.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • His cool indifference took on the sort of cordiality that repels one more than open enmity.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • Jennie received her aunt with cordiality, but not effusiveness.

British Dictionary definitions for cordiality


noun (pl) -ties
warmth of feeling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cordiality

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cordiality

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cordiality