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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bonhomie
noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The atmosphere of bonhomie was suddenly gone.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At the negotiating table, however, bonhomie did not apply.
▪ But despite all the bonhomie about career breaks in the Nogales maquilas, Colantuoni says one thing is clear.
▪ Even so, a spirit of close cooperation and bonhomie was generated, contributing much to the success of the Workshop.
▪ He was short, a little overweight, more than a little rubicund as to his features and exuded an aura of cheerful bonhomie.
▪ Her voice was breathless with bonhomie when she answered the telephone, with an undertone of throatiness that David found attractive.
▪ It is another opportunity to promote sales and to entertain customers, and bonhomie is the order of the day.
▪ Jamie by nature is a cheerful soul, but somehow his bonhomie conjured a shadow.
▪ They sat on folding chairs around a plywood table, drinking brown beer until they had achieved a state of alcoholic bonhomie.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bonhomie

Bonhomie \Bon`ho*mie"\, ||Bonhommie \Bon`hom*mie"\, n. [F.] good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bonhomie

"good nature," 1803, from French bonhomie "good nature, easy temper," from bonhomme "good man" (with unusual loss of -m-), from bon "good" (see bon) + homme "man," from Latin homo (see homunculus).

Wiktionary
bonhomie

n. 1 geniality; friendliness; a pleasant, friendly, good-natured manner; an affable and approachable disposition; frank and simple good-heartedness. 2 friendly atmosphere; an atmosphere of good cheer.

WordNet
bonhomie

n. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) [syn: affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, geniality]

Usage examples of "bonhomie".

Despite the sloppy sounds of masculine bonhomie, they were not friends.

Much of his bonhomie went at the thought of having to face his mother.

I play the saxophone at the Bonhomie Club on Friday and Saturday nights.

And your little excursion to the Bonhomie Club with those two goombas- will you send Noelle a bill for their services?

She told a good story, and entertainingly so, and there was a great deal of laughter arid bonhomie among the four of them.

A man of some fifty years of age, with a quizzical expression and shrewd grey eyes, he received us with that delightful bonhomie of manner which was well known to be one of his principal assets.

Genar-Hofoen said, slapping the Affronter about the beak-end with the appropriate degree of enthusiastic force to indicate bonhomie.

Secretary of State, Warren Pease, his thin-lipped smile devoid of bonhomie.

Houssu avec bonhomie, a la vacation, je vous compterai le temps passe a cette surveillance.

Now he sat there in hyperspatial image, cheerful as ever, brimming over with bonhomie.

Now that it was settled that they must fight, he appeared to have cast aside all scruples based upon their consanguinity, and he discussed the affair with the greatest bonhomie, as though he were disposing of a matter of how they should sit down to table.

The problem was that, in drunken bonhomie, Sam would have simply insisted that Crowell and Ball join him for a friendly drink.

         And with gruff bonhomie, smiling shamefacedly into each other's manly eyes with a twinkle that might almost have been a tear, they would have clasped one another's diffident but horny hands.

Fifty-four years earlier, Thurmond had run for president and, in a moment of bonhomie, Lott said the country would be better off if Thurmond had won.