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Meaning of MANLY

Pronunciation:  'manlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  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"
  2. [adj]  possessing qualities befitting a man
  3. [adj]  characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

MANLY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: doughty, fearless, hardy, male, manful, manfully, manlike, man-sized, virile
 Antonyms: unmanful, unmanfully, unmanlike, unmanly, unmanly
 See Also: masculine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Man"ly\, a. [Compar. {Manlier}; superl. {Manliest}.] [Man
    + -ly. Cf. {Manlike}.]
    Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish;
    manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
          Let's briefly put on manly readiness.    --Shak.
          Serene and manly, hardened to sustain The load of life.
    Syn: Bold; daring; brave; courageous; firm; undaunted; hardy;
         dignified; stately.
  2. \Man"ly\, adv.
    In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly
    man; as, to act manly.
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