cordiality


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cor·dial

 (kôr′jəl)
adj.
1.
a. Warm and sincere; friendly: a cordial welcome; very cordial relations.
b. Polite and respectful; formally pleasant: "He shook my hand, but not warmly; he was cordial, but not amiable" (Oliver Sacks).
2. Strongly felt; fervent: a cordial abhorrence of waste.
3. Archaic Invigorating; stimulating. Used especially of a beverage.
n.
1. A liqueur.
2. An invigorating or medicinal drink; a tonic.

[Middle English, of the heart, from Medieval Latin cordiālis, from Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·dial′i·ty (-jăl′ĭ-tē, -jē-ăl′-, -dē-ăl′-), cor′dial·ness n.
cor′dial·ly adv.

cordiality

(ˌkɔːdɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
warmth of feeling

cor•dial•i•ty

(kɔrˈdʒæl ɪ ti, ˌkɔr dʒiˈæl-; esp. Brit. -diˈæl-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. cordial quality.
2. an expression of cordial feeling.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cordiality - a cordial dispositioncordiality - a cordial disposition    
friendliness - a friendly disposition

cordiality

noun warmth, friendliness, affability, geniality, amiability, heartiness They want to solve the problem in an atmosphere of cordiality.

cordiality

noun
Translations
مَوَدَّه، شُعور وُدّي
srdečnost
hjertelighedvenlighed
innileiki

cordiality

[ˌkɔːdɪˈælɪtɪ] Ncordialidad f

cordiality

[ˌkɔːrdiˈælɪti] n (= friendliness) [atmosphere, treatment] → cordialité f

cordiality

cordiality

[ˌkɔːdɪˈælɪtɪ] ncordialità

cordial

(ˈkorːdiəl) , ((American) ˈko:rdʒl) adjective
(of greetings etc) warm and affectionate. a cordial welcome.
noun
a refreshing drink. lime juice cordial.
ˌcordiˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
ˈcordially adverb
References in classic literature ?
Gardner was tall and thin and handsome, exquisitely gowned, cordial with a cordiality that seemed a trifle forced.
To be sure when we consider that I DID take some pains to prevent my brother-in-law's marrying her, this want of cordiality is not very surprizing, and yet it shows an illiberal and vindictive spirit to resent a project which influenced me six years ago, and which never succeeded at last.
She received me with equal surprise though not with equal Cordiality, as Philippa.
His cordiality was proof that he knew I had no wish to speak to him.
'My dear Copperfield,' he returned, pressing my hand, 'your cordiality overpowers me.
Sir Walter, without hesitation, declared the Admiral to be the best-looking sailor he had ever met with, and went so far as to say, that if his own man might have had the arranging of his hair, he should not be ashamed of being seen with him any where; and the Admiral, with sympathetic cordiality, observed to his wife as they drove back through the park, "I thought we should soon come to a deal, my dear, in spite of what they told us at Taunton.
"If my captain will forego the pleasure of Monsieur Tarzan's company for this once, I shall esteem it an honor indeed to have monsieur ride with me today," he said, nor was his tone lacking in cordiality. In fact, Tarzan imagined that he had overdone it a trifle, but, even so, he was both astounded and pleased, hastening to express his delight at the arrangement.
Pickwick kissed the young ladies--we were going to say, as if they were his own daughters, only, as he might possibly have infused a little more warmth into the salutation, the comparison would not be quite appropriate--hugged the old lady with filial cordiality; and patted the rosy cheeks of the female servants in a most patriarchal manner, as he slipped into the hands of each some more substantial expression of his approval.
Bennet, with great politeness and cordiality, said how happy they should be to see him at Longbourn again, whenever his engagements might allow him to visit them.
They were always welcomed with cordiality; and everything was done to cheer them on their journey.
Those only who have experienced the warm cordiality that grows up between comrades in wild and adventurous expeditions of the kind, can picture to themselves the hearty cheering with which the stragglers were welcomed to the camp.
Society was very charming in Columbus then, with a pretty constant round of dances and suppers, and an easy cordiality, which I dare say young people still find in it everywhere.