chumminess


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chum·my

 (chŭm′ē)
adj. chum·mi·er, chum·mi·est
Intimate; friendly.

chum′mi·ly adv.
chum′mi·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chumminess - the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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chumminess

noun
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The old jokes and laughter and chumminess of common things could not reach her over it.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US President Donald Trump.
Its not surprising Netanyahu's latest election video is his chumminess with other brutal authoritarian leaders.
Trump ladling praise on the blond bungler alongside Johnson's chumminess with the President's nationalist right-wing former sidekick Steve Bannon, who regards racism as a badge of honour, is a terrifying warning.
Ellison's chumminess with Musk causes some corporate governance experts to wonder how much oversight investors can expect.
Most, I fear, will find the labyrinthine narrative of The Last Englishmen just too rich, too stuffed with an "inside-cricket" chumminess (amplified with gratuitously inserted chummy slang: "knackered," "the trots," "nicked") and its assumption that all will know their K2 (a real mountain) from their F6 (which W.H.
In all such relationships, chumminess may morph into a blind-mole cage match at any second.
Halsey was always a great one for chumminess and while this tale might be true, he might, alternatively, just be trying to cling on to his memory of being the players' pal.
This chumminess will never catch on at a conference...
And there's an insidery chumminess between host and guest that can be grating.
Viewing the show again after a decade, we can intuit that Trump's unique 'hook' as host, and now his country's commander in chief, is his unique combination of 'just folks' chumminess and absolute autocratic power.