Definition of cordiality
OTHER WORDS FROM cordialityun·cor·dial·i·ty, noun
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What does cordiality mean?
Cordiality is the quality of being cordial—friendly and polite.
Cordial is used to describe people and their behavior toward others in social situations, especially when they do not know each other well.
A cordial greeting is a warm and friendly one, especially one intended to make someone feel welcome. When you treat people with cordiality, you treat them with a sincere friendliness and warmth.
Example: Even when I don’t like my coworkers, I try to treat them with cordiality.
Where does cordiality come from?
The first records of the word cordiality come from around 1600. Its base word, cordial, comes from the Medieval Latin word cordiālis, from the Latin cor, meaning “heart.” The suffix -ity is used to form abstract nouns.
Cordial is most commonly used to mean warm and friendly in a way that’s from the heart—sincere. Someone who’s described as cordial is probably interacting with someone whom they don’t know very well—since it’s usually a given that you’re warm and friendly with people who are already your friends. Cordiality is often used in the same way as civility, and it’s especially used in the context of treating people with respect even when you disagree with them.
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- cordial (adjective)
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How is cordiality used in real life?
Cordiality is most commonly used to refer to the quality of someone who is being sincerely friendly to a person who they don’t know too well, even a person they don’t like.
We know there are issues but keep the peace by papering things up with civility and cordiality.
— Subomi (@subomiplumptre) May 9, 2015
I notice that there are some people that follow me just to argue. Not debate, that implies cordiality and civility, but to argue.
— J OWL Farand (@OwlsAsylum) June 29, 2013
In this week’s Q&A, diplomat @NMenonRao discusses the rising tensions between India and China (which resulted in military clashes this summer) as well as how the “growing cordiality” between the U.S. and India affects China and its ambitions. https://t.co/FYpjK3sEU4
— The Wire China (@thewirechina) September 7, 2020
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How to use cordiality in a sentence
Following combustive talks between the world’s top two economies in Anchorage last month, little hope remains of recapturing the relative cordiality of the Obama years.What's at Stake in U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry's Trip to China|Charlie Campbell / Shanghai|April 15, 2021|Time
After returning home, Blake sent numerous letters to her conveying his gratitude for her cordiality.Would You Write Your Last Will and Testament on a Napkin?|Fiona Zublin|December 16, 2020|Ozy
She was delighted by your brilliant talk and sense of humour, but still more delighted by your cordiality and kindness.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
He bowed a trifle stiffly, and was surprised to have his bow returned with a graciousness that amounted almost to cordiality.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Mark extended his hand cordially, but there was no warmth or cordiality in the hand that Spencer gave him.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Captain Stewart, who lived outside the town, received me with the same cordiality as the other residents had done.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The two men were talking with great cordiality, when the sound of a dogcart driving up to the front door disturbed them.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward