frank and simple good-heartedness; a good-natured manner; friendliness; geniality.
- bon·ho·mous [bon-uh-muhs], /ˈbɒn ə məs/, adjective
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How to use bonhomie in a sentence
A national security conference in Canada brings out the bonhomie among U.S. senators.Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security | Tim Mak | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is true that Morsi is not a typical politician, with none of the glad-handing bonhomie that is characteristic of that species.Mohamed Morsi Will Have His Hands Full Uniting a Deeply Divided Egypt | Tarek Masoud | June 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the Globes, the night is all bonhomie, backslapping and table-hopping.The Gaudy, Gauche and Sometimes Corrupt Greatness of the Golden Globes | Richard Rushfield | January 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a happening, a celebration of “La Julia,” as the Italians called her, who dished up advice along with bonhomie and cheer.
The power networking and the black-tie bonhomie didn't just pause; they yielded to something akin to solemn fervor.
Well, under the mask of bonhomie, which made me believe him to be a worthy man, was concealed the most commonplace nature.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Hanna is famous for his bonhomie, and is a fine story-teller.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
The pleasant sight was Count Cavour, in plainest dress, with a head full of power, mingled with bonhomie.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
His address has all the captivating bonhomie which is the leading feature of his poetry, and, indeed, of his whole moral nature.
To this easy bonhomie was added a sense of humor, always quick to appreciate an amusing situation.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4 | Albert J. Beveridge
British Dictionary definitions for bonhomie
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