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cordiality

[kawr-jal-i-tee, kawr-jee-al- or, esp. British, -dee-al-] /kɔrˈdʒæl ɪ ti, ˌkɔr dʒiˈæl- or, esp. British, -diˈæl-/
noun, plural cordialities for 2.
1.
cordial quality or feeling.
2.
an expression of cordial feeling.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; cordial + -ity
Related forms
uncordiality, noun
Synonyms
1. warmth, friendliness, geniality, heartiness.
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  • To achieve cordiality, you should aim for friendliness.
  • Most enjoyable was the friendliness and cordiality of interviewers.
  • Such cordiality on the part of the producers perhaps wasn't the best thing for the film as a whole.
  • For more than an hour, they bantered and sparred, but not without cordiality and humor.
  • The only implausible note in this vignette is the cordiality with which it ends.
  • Nobody can say where cordiality ends and graft begins.
  • The weight-putter and high-jumper received him with his usual cordiality.
  • He wished not his view but truth to prevail-which explains the winsome cordiality of his demeanour towards other savants.
  • They welcomed us with great cordiality, offering tea.
  • In general, the local and provincial visitor information centers are run with cordiality and brisk efficiency.
British Dictionary definitions for cordiality

cordiality

/ˌkɔːdɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
warmth of feeling
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