cordiality

noun
cor·​dial·​i·​ty | \ˌkȯr-jē-ˈa-lə-tē, kȯr-ˈja- also kȯr-ˈdya-\

Definition of cordiality 

: sincere affection and kindness : cordial regard

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Examples of cordiality in a Sentence

everyone appreciated the cordiality and thoughtfulness of the welcoming committee

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That image of cordiality with the backdrop of the palace had been unthinkable until last month, before Sanchez defeated the former prime minister Mariano Rajoy in a parliamentary no confidence vote. Aritz Parra, Fox News, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to breach gap over secession," 9 July 2018 That image of cordiality with the backdrop of the palace had been unthinkable until last month, before Sanchez defeated the former prime minister Mariano Rajoy in a parliamentary no confidence vote. Aritz Parra, The Seattle Times, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to bridge gap over secession," 9 July 2018 The same cordiality was present when Mineta served as Secretary of Transportation, the only Democrat in President George W. Bush’s cabinet. Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Norman Mineta speaks out at opening night film of S.F. Asian American CAAMFest," 11 May 2018 Few things in life are as suited to the low farce of British pantomime as the Brexit talks, and the two chief negotiators have been going at it with a will since a brief and fleeting moment of cordiality and goodwill at last week’s summit. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, "Fortune's 32 Blue-Ribbon Companies — CEO Daily, Wednesday 20th December," 20 Dec. 2017 Far from the tweet storms and hot glow of camera lights, conservatives and liberals subside into cordiality. Asjylyn Loder, WSJ, "Shadow Fed is Glum on Stock Market," 14 Aug. 2017 Among judges who have worked with him, U.S. District Judge John Kane praised Gorsuch’s independence and cordiality. Mark Sherman, Orange County Register, "Democrats vow delay on Supreme Court nominee," 23 Mar. 2017 Among judges who have worked with him, U.S. District Judge John Kane praised Gorsuch’s independence and cordiality. Kevin Freking, The Denver Post, "Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee," 23 Mar. 2017 MENLO PARK, Calif. — Cordiality reigned and pleasantries were exchanged. Mike Isaac And Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "For Facebook and Conservatives, a Collegial Meeting in Silicon Valley," 18 May 2016

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First Known Use of cordiality

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cordiality

cordial entry 1 + -ity, probably after French cordialité or Italian cordialità

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cordiality

noun
cor·​di·​al·​i·​ty | \ˌkȯr-jē-ˈa-lə-tē\

Kids Definition of cordiality

: sincere warmth and kindness

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