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man·ly

 (măn′lē)
adj. man·li·er, man·li·est
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of men, especially when considered traditionally masculine, as in being courageous or direct: "Few men who are just about to go off on an adventure can resist a manly swig from a convenient bottle of whisky" (Jane Stevenson).
2. Well-developed or toned in musculature: a manly physique.
adv.
In a manly manner.

man′li·ness n.

manly

(ˈmænlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. possessing qualities, such as vigour or courage, generally regarded as appropriate to or typical of a man; masculine
2. characteristic of or befitting a man: a manly sport.
ˈmanliness n

man•ly

(ˈmæn li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. having qualities traditionally ascribed to men; virile; not feminine or boyish.
2. pertaining to or suitable for males: manly sports.
adv.
3. in the manner of, or befitting, a man.
[before 900]
man′li•ness, n.
syn.: manly, manful, mannish mean having traits or qualities considered typical of or appropriate to adult males. manly, a term of approval, suggests such admirable traits as maturity and steadiness: a manly acceptance of responsibility. manful, also an approving term, stresses such qualities as courage and strength: a manful effort to overcome great odds. mannish is most often used, esp. derogatorily, in referring to the qualities or accouterments of a woman considered more appropriate to a man: the mannish abruptness of her speech; She wore a severely mannish suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.manly - possessing qualities befitting a man
masculine - associated with men and not with women
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man
2.manly - characteristic of a manmanly - characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
masculine - associated with men and not with women
Adv.1.manly - in a manful mannermanly - 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"

manly

adjective virile, male, masculine, macho, strong, powerful, brave, daring, bold, strapping, hardy, heroic, robust, vigorous, muscular, courageous, fearless, butch (slang), resolute, gallant, valiant, well-built, red-blooded (informal), dauntless, stout-hearted, valorous, manful He set himself manly tasks and expected other to follow him. He was the ideal of manly beauty.
feminine, frail, timid, camp (informal), soft, weak, delicate, cowardly, craven, feeble, sickly, girlie, unmanly, effeminate, ignoble, faint-hearted, irresolute, womanish, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)

manly

adjective
Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex:
Translations
رُجولي
mužný
mandig
karlmannlegur
bărbătescmasculinviril
mužný
manlig

manly

[ˈmænlɪ] (manlier, manliest) ADJ
1. (= masculine) [person, physique] → varonil, viril; [quality, pursuit] → masculino, varonil
it wasn't manly to talk about one's emotionshablar de los propios sentimientos no era cosa de hombres
2. (= courageous) → valiente

manly

[ˈmænli] adj
[quality, sport, beauty] → viril(e); [person] → viril(e)
manly virtues → vertus masculinesman-made [ˌmænˈmeɪd] adj
[fibre, fabric] → synthétique
[lake, barrier] → artificiel(le)
(= caused by man) → provoqué(e) par l'homme
a man-made disaster → une catastrophe provoquée par l'homme

manly

adj (+er)männlich; to behave in a manly fashionsich als Mann erweisen

manly

[ˈmænlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → virile, coraggioso/a

man

(mӕn) plural men (men) noun
1. an adult male human being. Hundreds of men, women and children; a four-man team.
2. human beings taken as a whole; the human race. the development of man.
3. obviously masculine male person. He's independent, tough, strong, brave – a real man!
4. a word sometimes used in speaking informally or giving commands to someone. Get on with your work, man, and stop complaining!
5. an ordinary soldier, who is not an officer. officers and men.
6. a piece used in playing chess or draughts. I took three of his men in one move.
verbpast tense, past participle manned
to supply with men (especially soldiers). The colonel manned the guns with soldiers from our regiment.
-man (-mən) , (-mӕn) a person (formerly usually used for either sex; currently, often replaced by -person when the person referred to can be of either sex) who performs a particular activity, as in postman, *milkman, *chairman
etc.
ˈmanhood noun
1. (of a male) the state of being adult, physically (and mentally) mature etc. He died before he reached manhood.
2. manly qualities. He took her refusal to marry him as an insult to his manhood.
manˈkind noun
the human race as a whole. He worked for the benefit of all mankind.
ˈmanly adjective
having the qualities thought desirable in a man, ie strength, determination, courage etc. He is strong and manly.
ˈmanliness noun
manned adjective
supplied with men. a manned spacecraft.
ˈman-eating adjective
which will eat people. a man-eating tiger.
ˈman-eater noun
manˈhandle verb
1. to move, carry etc by hand. When the crane broke down, they had to manhandle the crates on to the boat.
2. to treat roughly. You'll break all the china if you manhandle it like that!
ˈmanhole noun
a hole (usually in the middle of a road or pavement) through which someone may go to inspect sewers etc.
ˌman-ˈmade adjective
made, happening or formed by man, not by natural means. a man-made lake.
ˈmanpower noun
the number of people available for employment etc. There's a shortage of manpower in the building industry.
ˈmanservantplural ˈmenservants noun
a male servant (especially one employed as a valet). He has only one manservant.
ˈmansize(d) adjective
of a size suitable for a man; large. a mansized breakfast.
ˈmanslaughter noun
the crime of killing someone, without intending to do so. He was found guilty of manslaughter.
ˈmenfolk noun plural
male people, especially male relatives. The wives accompanied their menfolk.
ˈmenswear (ˈmenz-) noun
clothing for men. Do you sell menswear?
as one man
simultaneously; together. They rose as one man to applaud his speech.
the man in the street
the ordinary, typical, average man. The man in the street often has little interest in politics.
man of letters
a writer and/or scholar. Shakespeare was perhaps Britain's greatest man of letters.
man of the world
a sophisticated man who is not likely to be shocked or surprised by most things. You can speak freely – we're all men of the world.
man to man as one man to another; openly or frankly: They talked man to man about their problems; adjective (etc)
a man-to-man discussion.
to a man
every one, without exception. They voted to a man to accept the proposal.
References in classic literature ?
But again he leaned over towards the people, and bowing his head lowly, with an aspect of the deepest yet manliest humility, he spake these words: Shipmates, God has laid but one hand upon you; both his hands press upon me.
Suffice it to observe, that it was a masterpiece of eloquence; and that those passages in which he more particularly traced his own successful career to its source, and warned the younger portion of his auditory from the shoals of ever incurring pecuniary liabilities which they were unable to liquidate, brought a tear into the manliest eye present.
I never miss a Rugby match if I can help it, for it is the manliest game we have left.
Such object hath the power to soften and tame Severest temper, smooth the rugged'st brow, Enerve, and with voluptuous hope dissolve, Draw out with credulous desire, and lead At will the manliest, resolutest breast, As the magnetic hardest iron draws.
But mothers, sisters, and friends may help to make the crop a small one, and keep many tares from spoiling the harvest, by believing, and showing that they believe, in the possibility of loyalty to the virtues which make men manliest in good women's eyes.
And he was the noblest and the manliest, save Esau.
His form was of the manliest beau-u-u-uty, His heart was ki-i-ind and soft; Faithful below Tom did his duty, But now he's gone alo-o-o-o-oft -But now he's go-o-o-one aloft
Actually, the laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market.
But for one brave survivor, having testicular cancer has made him live life to the full - and even landed him a Manliest Man Award.
What I thought was only for women is one of the manliest things I've come across," says, Adel Haddad, a Canadian expat in Dubai.
When he got the opportunity for the manliest of all writing assignments--reporting on combat--he took it, wiring in dispatches from the front during World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and the Japanese invasion of China.
Tom Peterson was about the cleverest, finest, manliest fellow I ever knew; and I think as true a friend, at heart, as young men often meet with.