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Wednesday, November 4

Bonhomie

[ba-nə-MEE]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 18th century

1.

Cheerful friendliness; geniality.

Examples of Bonhomie in a sentence

"The show was well-received due to the co-hosts' bonhomie."

"Jess extended the same bonhomie to everyone she met, whether friend or stranger."

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About Bonhomie

Bonhomie comes from the French word "bonhomme," which translates to "good fellow." The next time you join in a rendition of "He's a Jolly Good Fellow," you might try to switch up the lyrics to "He's a Jolly Bonhomie."

Did you Know?

If you would like to have more bonhomie in social settings, try to genuinely be interested in other people and what they have to say. Approach conversations with a smile and engage in active listening — people will consider you a friendly face in no time.

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