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MANLY (manlier, manliest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does manly mean? 

MANLY (adjective)
  The adjective MANLY has 2 senses:

1. possessing qualities befitting a man
2. characteristic of a man

  Familiarity information: MANLY used as an adjective is rare.


MANLY (adverb)
  The adverb MANLY has 1 sense:

1. in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man

  Familiarity information: MANLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANLY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Possessing qualities befitting a man

Synonyms:

manful; manlike; manly

Similar:

doughty; hardy (resolute and without fear)

man-sized (calling for the strength of a man)

Also:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)

Antonym:

unmanly (not possessing qualities befitting a man)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of a man

Synonyms:

virile; manly; manlike; manful; male

Context examples:

a deep male voice / manly sports

Similar:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)


MANLY (adverb)


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Meaning:

In a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man

Synonyms:

manfully; manly

Context example:

having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home


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