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[kawr-jal-i-tee, kawr-jee-al- or, esp. British, -dee-al-]
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noun, plural cor·dial·i·ties for 2.
  1. cordial quality or feeling.
  2. an expression of cordial feeling.
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Origin of cordiality

First recorded in 1590–1600; cordial + -ity
Related formsun·cor·dial·i·ty, noun


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Examples from the Web for cordiality

Historical Examples

  • 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.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for cordiality


noun plural -ties
  1. warmth of feeling
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