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Having or showing characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or reserve.

man′ful·ly adv.
man′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.manfulness - the trait of being manlymanfulness - the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
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In the shade of its flourishing growth he stood with braced and self-confident legs, and since nothing could now be discovered he did not shrink from an encounter with the eyes of judges, and allowed no thoughts of his own to keep him from an attitude of manfulness.
This way and that did he turn as he yearned after the might and manfulness of Patroclus; he thought of all they had done together, and all they had gone through both on the field of battle and on the waves of the weary sea.
Rude stubborn self- help here; a whole world of squalor, rudeness, confused misery and want, yet of nobleness and manfulness withal.