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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
1590-1600; cordial + -ity
Related forms
uncordiality, noun
1. warmth, friendliness, geniality, heartiness. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • 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
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