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Synonyms for hail-fellow

heartily friendly and congenial

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Beneath a hail-fellow manner, Bush has a defensive edge, a don't-tread-on-me prickliness.
John had the charm, energy and natural hail-fellow well-met manner of a born publican.
Despite the hail-fellow well-met routine, he is rather a private person, our Tom, and while his public persona is shiningly polished to peddle the ``rather good egg'' image there's a strand of steel in his character which is almost unsheathed when an obscure allusion to his ``little local difficulty'' is raised.