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Showing excessive familiarity.‘Harold was accustomed to hail-fellow-well-met salesmen’
convivial, sociable, outgoing, gregarious, companionable, friendly, genial, affable, amiable, congenial, agreeable, good-humoured, extrovert, extroverted, uninhibitedView synonyms
- ‘There was pain lurking beneath the sparkling surface of those eyes, and genuine intelligence cloaking itself behind that hail-fellow-well-met act.’
- ‘He was unlike the moody Michael Angelo; unlike the gentle Raphael; unlike the fastidious Van Dyck who came long afterward; he was hail-fellow-well-met among his associates, though often given over to dreaminess.’
- ‘Some groups took offense at his hail-fellow-well-met endorsement of the high life.’
- ‘Behind the broadcaster's hail-fellow-well-met demeanour and bluster lies an extremely astute and clued-in individual, who meets criticism of his television style with quotes from Mark Twain.’
- ‘How about the continuous flow of hail-fellow-well-met vocals scrubbed free of messy traits like human pain and intensity?’
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