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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.


exhibiting bonhomie


adj, bonhomously
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And then there is the voice that follows his bonhomous greeting: soft, nuanced, thoughtful.
While a Council of Regents directed his realm, Ferdinand emerged as a boisterous, bonhomous, rough-edged youth who loved hunting as much as his father and hated reading, writing and even signing his own name.
The night before His Excellency and I shared our little chat, I'd seen him up on stage presenting a couple of awards, a tall man of martial bearing, checked shirt and blazer, a bluff confident off-the-cuff speaker with a bonhomous jest about the Royal Australian Air Force bombers for a fellow veteran and some splendid remarks about the virtues of clarity in writing for a journalistic recipient.