Definition of bonhomous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbänəməs/


Full of cheerful friendliness: her relaxed, bonhomous nature
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  • When you close the book, you are no closer to understanding film making, but Merchant's generous, bonhomous warmth lingers in the mind.
  • Like television he is over-excitable, bonhomous, hungry for novelty, permanently racing against the clock.
  • With such a bonhomous character there is a natural tendency to overlook his lapses of judgment.


Early 20th century: from bonhomie + -ous.

Words that rhyme with bonhomous

autonomous, heteronomous

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Syllabification: bon·ho·mous

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