[ kawr-jal-i-tee, kawr-jee-al- or, especially 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.

Origin of cordiality

First recorded in 1590–1600; cordial + -ity

Other words for cordiality

Other words from cordiality

  • un·cor·dial·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby cordiality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cordiality in a sentence

  • Captain Stewart, who lived outside the town, received me with the same cordiality as the other residents had done.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for cordiality


/ (ˌkɔːdɪˈælɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. warmth of feeling

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