manly definition

  • adjective:
    • Having qualities usually caused by a man.
    • Belonging to or befitting a person; masculine. See Synonyms at male.
    • getting the characteristics of a person.
    • Having attributes getting to a guy; maybe not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
    • possessing characteristics befitting a guy
    • characteristic of a person
  • adverb:
    • In a manly way.
    • In a manly manner; because of the nerve and fortitude of a manly man.
    • in a manful way; with qualities thought to befit a person
  • others:
    • Humane; altruistic; welcoming.
    • Possessing the correct faculties of a person; separate in nature or bearing; strong, courageous, large-minded, etc.
    • Pertaining to or getting a guy; not boyish or womanish; marked by or manifesting the quality of manhood; suitable for a person.
    • Synonyms Manful, etc. (identify masculine); honorable, high-minded.
    • in the way of a person; manfully.

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