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mass noun
  • Cheerful friendliness; geniality.

    ‘he exuded good humour and bonhomie’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘A friendly local crowd who speak English add to the jovial bonhomie and everyone seems to know your name.’
    • ‘Instead he plays Arthur as a terrifying yet avuncular figure, apt to switch from jovial bonhomie to murderous rage with lightning speed.’
    • ‘Good cheer and bonhomie make this a happy time for you.’
    • ‘The warmth and bonhomie shared by Telugu film world's biggest stars was something that is to be seen to be believed.’
    • ‘There is after all nothing like a few days decent sunshine to unite this sun-starved nation in bonhomie.’
    • ‘The bonhomie and integration of the new squad were also most evident at the post-match meal.’
    • ‘The two friends share a joke and their bonhomie is touching.’
    • ‘In contrast to the India-Pakistan matches in the past, the current series exuded bonhomie.’
    • ‘The 300-year-old inn exudes bohemian bonhomie and is one of the best loved in Puerto Rico.’
    • ‘They are friendly but there is a certain reserve, and false bonhomie is very low on the agenda.’
    • ‘Although he had been here less than 24 hours, Sam knew this jovial bonhomie on Howell's part was unnatural.’
    • ‘Their brand of boisterous bonhomie and quirky humour is in short supply here.’
    • ‘He did his best under difficult circumstances, but remained a tense, suspicious figure whose occasional attempts at cheery bonhomie always struck a false note with us.’
    • ‘The front-of-house man may have been underworked, but he oozed bonhomie and competence without ever threatening to become over-attentive.’
    • ‘Angus Lordie brings bonhomie and his dog, Cyril, to the residence; and Matthew and his father, Gordon, negotiate their familial roles.’
    • ‘Overall, the evening had a genuine sense of bonhomie and hope.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is one of bonhomie and hundreds of onlookers, unmindful of the heavy downpour, savour every moment of this unique ritual.’
    geniality, congeniality, conviviality, cordiality, affability, amiability, sociability, friendliness, warmth, warm-heartedness, good nature, good humour, joviality, cheerfulness, good cheer, cheeriness, jollity, happiness
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/ˈbɒnəmiː/ /ˌbɒnəˈmiː/


Late 18th century from French, from bonhomme ‘good fellow’.