- cordial quality; warm, friendly feeling
- pl. -·ties a warm, friendly act or remark
The definition of cordiality is sincere kindness.
An example of cordiality is thanking each guest at a party.
(countable and uncountable, plural cordialities)
- But now that Kutuzov had spoken to the gentleman ranker, he addressed him with the cordiality of an old friend.
- "Walk him up and down, my dear fellow," he continued, with that gay brotherly cordiality which goodhearted young people show to everyone when they are happy.
- The great charm of Maecenas in his relation to the men of genius who formed his circle was his simplicity, cordiality and sincerity.
- The visit was marked by the greatest cordiality, Count Robilants fears of inopportune pressure with regard to Irredentism proving groundless.
- Setting out shortly after Christmas, he had a meeting with abbot Hugo of Cluny at Besancon, where he was joined by the young monk Hildebrand, who afterwards became Pope Gregory VII.; arriving in pilgrim garb at Rome in the following February, he was received with much cordiality, and at his consecration assumed the name of Leo IX.