cor|di|al|ly [ˈko:diəli US ˈko:rdʒəli] adv
1.) in a friendly but polite and formal way
You are cordially invited to our wedding on May 9.
2.) cordially dislike/loathe etc
to dislike someone or something very strongly

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  • Cordially — Cor dial*ly, adv. In a cordial manner. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cordially — late 15c., by heart, from CORDIAL (Cf. cordial) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning heartily is from 1530s; weakened sense of with friendliness is attested by 1781 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cordially — adverb 1 in a friendly but polite and formal way: You are cordially invited to our wedding on May 9. 2 cordially disliked/hated to dislike someone very strongly: He was cordially disliked by the whole street …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cordially — adverb In a cordial, warm or friendly manner. I may ask you, then, cordially to thank Sir George Goldie for all that he has done for the Society …   Wiktionary

  • cordially — adv. Cordially is used with these verbs: ↑dislike, ↑invite …   Collocations dictionary

  • cordially — cor|dial|ly [ kɔrdʒəli ] adverb 1. ) FORMAL in a cordial way a ) used in formal invitations: Parents and friends are cordially invited to the ceremony. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED with very strong emotion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cordially — UK [ˈkɔː(r)dɪəlɪ] / US [ˈkɔrdʒəlɪ] adverb formal a) in a cordial way b) used in formal invitations Staff and students are cordially invited to the ceremony …   English dictionary

  • cordially — cordial ► ADJECTIVE 1) warm and friendly. 2) heartfelt and sincere. ► NOUN 1) Brit. a sweet fruit flavoured drink, sold as a concentrate. 2) chiefly N. Amer. another term for LIQUEUR(Cf. ↑liqueur). 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • cordially — adverb see cordial I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cordially — See cordiality. * * * …   Universalium

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