Definition of Manliness

1. Noun. The trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male.

Exact synonyms: Manfulness, Virility
Generic synonyms: Masculinity
Derivative terms: Manful, Manful, Manly, Manly, Virile

Definition of Manliness

1. n. The quality or state of being manly.

Definition of Manliness

1. Noun. set of qualities, traits and abilities considered appropriate to man; similarity to man ¹

2. Noun. (context: euphemistic) male genitals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manliness

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Literary usage of Manliness

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1. Slavery in South Carolina and the Ex-slaves, Or, The Port Royal Mission by Austa Malinda French (1862)
"... in a way that can be called manly in all respects ? Would it were so! No. The great majority of the world are ashamed of the actual manliness they have. ..."

2. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"... manliness, sincerity of his nature, do not plead with her in his behalf. She is not often so inconsiderate—so irritable." The verbal testimony of two ..."

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