Definition of cordially in English:



  • 1In a warm and friendly way.

    ‘he was greeted cordially by the archbishop’
    • ‘All parishioners are cordially invited to attend the function to show thanks to a great cleric.’
    • ‘I took up my work with enthusiasm and optimism, and was cordially welcomed by the civil servants.’
    • ‘I noticed that they addressed each other cordially.’
    • ‘They walked into the dining room and were greeted cordially by everyone.’
    • ‘I would like to cordially thank you for your kind letter.’
    • ‘People have treated me very cordially, they've been very friendly and supportive towards me.’
    • ‘The management cordially welcomes you to the hotel.’
    • ‘Members of the press are cordially invited to attend this session.’
    • ‘One important rule of etiquette is to treat guests cordially and hospitably.’
    • ‘Whoever wishes to participate is cordially welcome.’
  • 2With intense feeling.

    ‘he was cordially detested for his brutality and injustice’
    • ‘It's a quick way to become cordially loathed and poison people against all their ideas.’
    • ‘The Vatican cordially despised them, but it co-operated with them.’
    • ‘The army cordially returned his hostility.’
    • ‘No proceedings were therefore brought against the high-ranking army officers so cordially detested by the intellectuals.’
    • ‘Everyone knew the president's son was cordially disliked by the army.’
    • ‘I always assumed he would have despised me and I cordially despised him in return.’
    • ‘According to union officials, the foreman was quite cordially disliked by the employees under his supervision.’
    • ‘I confidently predict that this building in forty years will be an even greater slum than the building it has replaced, and that it will be cordially hated by all who work in it.’
    • ‘There were times in the 1980s when both princesses were cordially disliked, their every act criticised in the press.’
    • ‘He had come cordially to dislike the aggressive, arrogant militarism he had seen in Berlin.’