Definitions

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  • n. The practice of being cordial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Relation to the heart.
  • n. Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Relation to the heart.
  • n. Genuinely kind feeling, especially the expression of such feeling; sympathetic geniality; hearty warmth; heartiness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cordial disposition

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Examples

  • Larsen had turned the liquor loose among his men surprised me, but he evidently knew their psychology and the best method of cementing in cordiality, what had begun in bloodshed.

    Chapter 26

  • That Wolf Larsen had turned the liquor loose among his men surprised me, but he evidently knew their psychology and the best method of cementing in cordiality what had begun in bloodshed.

    Chapter 26

  • Tossed aside in all the cordiality were the looming and tougher questions of future import: Vietnam and Asia, rumors of Soviet moves in Cuba, the budget, and the fall elections.

    Going Home to Glory

  • His cordiality was a complete surprise to Alyosha.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • There must be heartiness in the expression, in the smile, in the hand-shake, in the cordiality, which is unmistakable.

    Pushing to the Front

  • She was merely making use of a current phrase, as was frequently her custom, and attributing no precise meaning to it, unless it were that wine vaguely suggested to her mind the idea of cordiality and the hope that after her deliverance she would see the

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • He recalled the cordiality of Reine's reception, and how she had spoken of the difficulties he should have to encounter.

    A Woodland Queen — Complete

  • As to reform, the Parliament was naturally slow (did any political assembly in the world ever divest itself of its own privileges without pressure from without?); but as to the abolition of the Penal Laws there was a cordiality which is remarkable, and which is seldom referred to by the Nationalist writers of the present day when they discourse about the Penal Laws.

    Is Ulster Right?

  • "The same kind of cordiality that you would show to the cottagers?"

    A Traveler from Altruria: Romance

  • A footman in livery removed his master's furs, and inquired after his health with the affectionate cordiality which is habitual with Swedish servants.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia"

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