Definition of Bonhomie

1. Noun. A disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to).




Definition of Bonhomie

1. n. good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

Definition of Bonhomie

1. Noun. Geniality; friendliness; a pleasant, friendly, good-natured manner; an affable and approachable disposition; frank and simple good-heartedness. ¹

2. Noun. Friendly atmosphere; an atmosphere of good cheer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bonhomie

1. friendliness [n -S] - See also: friendliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bonhomie

bongo drum
bongo drums
bongoed
bongoes
bongoing
bongoist
bongoists
bongos
bongrace
bongraces
bongs
bongwater
bonheur
bonheur du jour
bonheurs du jour
bonhomie (current term)
bonhomies
bonhomous
boniato
boniatos
bonibell
bonibells
bonie
bonier
boniest
boniface
bonifaces
bonification
bonifications
bonified

Literary usage of Bonhomie

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1. A Little Swiss Sojourn by William Dean Howells (1893)
"rustic bonhomie.. . . He prepares the way for Calvin, while having nothing of the Calvinist; he is gay, he is jovial; he has, even when he censures, ..."

2. Our Recent Actors: Being Recollections Critical, And, in Many Instances by Westland Marston (1888)
"... Second— Spectacular and archaeological revivals—Danger of excess in these directions—Charles Kean in private—His forgivable egoism—His bonhomie, humour, ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by L. D'Israeli by Bolton Corney (1838)
"The effrontery of Vasari—the bonhomie of Silvano Razzi—the union of both in I. D'Israeli, Esq., DCL and FSA " It is...strange that neither ..."

4. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"A critic wrote about Bouffe : "He equals Grand- mesnil in the ' Avare ' in depth and fire ; in ease and bonhomie he comes up to Brunet in ' Michel Perrin;' ..."

5. Life of W. M. Thackeray by Herman Charles Merivale, Frank Thomas Marzials (1891)
"... his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent; his bonhomie forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched ..."

6. The royal phraseological English-French, French-English dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1853)
"bonhomie, sf good nature. // est plein de bonhomie, he is very good natural. Simplicity, credulity. On n moque de sa bonhomie, they laugh at his credulity ..."

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