Manly meaning

mănlē
Well-developed or toned in musculature.

A manly physique.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of men, especially when considered traditionally masculine, as in being courageous or direct.
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Having the qualities generally regarded as those that a man should have; virile; strong, brave, resolute, honorable, etc.
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Fit for a man; masculine.

Manly sports.

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(obs.) In a manly way.
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The definition of manly is something having the characteristics or traditional virtues generally attributed to men.

Being big, tough and strong is an example of being manly.

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In a manly manner.
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Having the characteristics of a man.
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Having qualities befitting a man; courageous, resolute, noble.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
manly
Comparative
manlier
Superlative
manliest

Origin of manly

  • man +"Ž -ly

    From Wiktionary