bonhomie


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bon·ho·mie

 (bŏn′ə-mē′)
n.
A pleasant and affable disposition; geniality.

[French, from bonhomme, good-natured man : bon, good (from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots) + homme, man (from Latin homō; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots).]

bon′ho·mous (bŏn′ə-məs) adj.

bonhomie

(ˈbɒnəmiː; French bɔnɔmi)
n
exuberant friendliness
[C18: from French, from bonhomme good-humoured fellow, from bon good + homme man]

bon•ho•mie

(ˌbɒn əˈmi, ˌboʊ nə-)

n.
a good-natured manner; geniality.
[1795–1805; < French]
bon′ho•mous (-məs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonhomie - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)bonhomie - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
friendliness - a friendly disposition
condescendingness, condescension - affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"
mellowness - geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
sweetness and light - a mild reasonableness; "when he learned who I was he became all sweetness and light"

bonhomie

Translations

bonhomie

[ˈbɒnɒmiː] Nafabilidad f

bonhomie

[ˈbɒnəmi] nbonhomie f

bonhomie

nBonhomie f (geh), → Jovialität f
References in classic literature ?
If the outline had been less finely cut, his face might have been called jolly; but that was not the right word for its mixture of bonhomie and distinction.
Parties will not be wanting, monsieur le cardinal," replied Monsieur, with a bonhomie worthy of one tradesman congratulating another.
There is a gaiety, a bonhomie, in the atmosphere of the New York streets.
The good humor and bonhomie called up by this last evening amongst his old friends had disappeared.
Oblonsky, of course, goes out of bonhomie, but other people say:
Hundreds swarmed to Quinton Park, in Cheylesmore, for a fete which aimed to relight Blitz-era bonhomie.
No, he's in good form, as in full of bonhomie and enjoying life.
And his bid to rescue the chain has taken something of the shine off the man famous for his cheeky grin and unlimited bonhomie.
The only thing missing from this flea market was what a flea market has -- bonhomie and conviviality.
Suddenly, it was all smiles and bonhomie down at the Manchester United training camp.
He wants to ensure that Muslims, who are annoyed with Mulayam because of his bonhomie with former chief minister Kalyan Singh in the last Lok Sabha election, will not desert him if he returned to the fold.
ENDEMIC delays in the supply of critical weapon platforms such as aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov notwithstanding, the Indo- Russian meeting on military technical cooperation was held amid bonhomie on Thursday.