Definition of bonhomie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnəmiː/
Pronunciation: /ˌbɒnəˈmiː/


[mass noun]
Cheerful friendliness; geniality: he exuded good humour and bonhomie
More example sentences
  • ‘We'll send someone out on Monday ’, she said in her cheerful bonhomie.
  • In a rare show of bonhomie and good humour, he talked about life as a writer and indicated that this might be his last book.
  • We were also too good at maintaining the usual façade of cheerful bonhomie, on the occasions where we did see them.
geniality, congeniality, conviviality, cordiality, affability, amiability, sociability, friendliness, warmth, warm-heartedness, good nature, good humour, joviality, cheerfulness, good cheer, cheeriness, jollity, happiness


Late 18th century: from French, from bonhomme 'good fellow'.

Words that rhyme with bonhomie

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