Definition of Manly

1. Adjective. Possessing qualities befitting a man.

Exact synonyms: Manful, Manlike
Similar to: Man-sized
Also: Masculine
Derivative terms: Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness
Antonyms: Unmanly



2. Adverb. In a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man. "Having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
Exact synonyms: Manfully
Partainyms: Manful
Antonyms: Unmanfully

3. Adjective. Characteristic of a man. "Manly sports"
Exact synonyms: Male, Manful, Manlike, Virile
Similar to: Masculine
Derivative terms: Male, Maleness, Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness, Virility

Definition of Manly

1. a. Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.

2. adv. In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.

Definition of Manly

1. Adjective. Having the characteristics of a man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manly

1. having the qualities of a man [adj -LIER, -LIEST] : MANLILY [adv]

Medical Definition of Manly

1. Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, especially. Brave, courageous, resolute, noble. "Let's briefly put on manly readiness." (Shak) "Serene and manly, hardened to sustain The load of life." (Dryden) Synonym: Bold, daring, brave, courageous, firm, undaunted, hardy, dignified, stately. Origin: Man + -ly. Cf. Manlike. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manly

mankins
manky
manless
manlessly
manlier
manliest
manlike
manlikely
manlily
manlinesses
manling
manlings
manlock
manlocks
manly (current term)
manmade
manmade wetland
manna
manna ash
manna cannellata
manna from heaven
manna gum
manna gums
manna lichen
manna sugar
mannalike
mannan
mannan synthetase

Literary usage of Manly

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1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1916)
"manly, C:, clerk of commission under treaty of Ghent, 19. 814. manly, J., letter on value of slaves (1823) (doc.), 19. 821. manly ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Her manly understanding was strengthened and adorned by study. She was not ignorant of the Latin tongue, but possessed in equal perfection the Greek, ..."

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