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
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