Definition of bonhomie in English:

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bonhomie

Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnəmiː/
/ˌbɒnəˈmiː/

noun

[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.
Synonyms
geniality, congeniality, conviviality, cordiality, affability, amiability, sociability, friendliness, warmth, warm-heartedness, good nature, good humour, joviality, cheerfulness, good cheer, cheeriness, jollity, happiness

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with bonhomie

agronomy, astronomy, autonomy, Deuteronomy, economy, gastronomy, heteronomy, metonymy, physiognomy, taxonomy

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