If you are known for your bonhomie, that's a good thing. It means that you are a cheerful friendly sort of person. Keep it up.

Any French speaker will recognize that the noun bonhomie is related to bon homme — French for "good man." However, a woman can exude a spirit of bonhomie as well, as long as she is cheery and kind. If you are looking to infuse a depressing setting with bonhomie, try cracking a joke or setting your beret at a rakish angle.

Definitions of bonhomie

n a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, geniality
condescendingness, condescension
affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank
geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
sweetness and light
a mild reasonableness
Type of:
a friendly disposition

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