in a courteous and friendly way; graciously: You are cordially invited to take part in the festivities.
deeply and sincerely: I was cordially ashamed of how we had acted.
- qua·si-cor·dial·ly, adverb
- su·per·cor·dial·ly, adverb
- un·cor·dial·ly, adverb
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How to use cordially in a sentence
This race, which started out so cordially between two very professional people, has gotten a little rough.Politics Report: It’s Happening! Plus, the Elections Contest | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | October 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Abramoff clearly has come to cordially despise his old associate Ralph Reed—and repeats story after story intended to damage him.
He and I had chatted cordially enough for a few minutes before Laura's arrival.
Kaplan and Dobbs—both big and tall Alpha males given to butting heads—cordially despised each other and let each other know it.
In the meantime, the outlaw, having observed how much more cordially the tyrant is received than himself, has made his exit.Physiology of The Opera | John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
He was a very tall man, and he had a very tall and hospitable daughter, nearly as big as himself, who received us very cordially.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Thanks to Massna's warm introduction and his own reputation, he found himself cordially received by the First Consul.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Nancy, appearing much gratified thereby, saluted him cordially.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
In one word, to the whole worship of God the soul that clings to His Covenant will cordially bind itself in his dread presence.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham