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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 ?
Oh, you clever people," said a third manly voice interrupting them both.
This is my first manly prudence, that I allow myself to be deceived, so as not to be on my guard against deceivers.
She (for the newcomer showed such evidences of sex as cropped hair and a manly stride) took a seat in their midst, and smiling a superior smile explained:
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.-- Marianne herself had seen less of his person that the rest, for the confusion which crimsoned over her face, on his lifting her up, had robbed her of the power of regarding him after their entering the house.
At last, however, she found a boy who was handsome and manly and wise beyond his years.
For the King was of his person and stature a man right manly strong."*
How essentially womanly--as I hope no one would call a pair of trousers essentially manly.
There is a type of manly valour; but valour in a woman, or unscrupulous cleverness, is inappropriate.
Charles never appeared to less advantage in his person, thought Julia, than now, seated by the side of the manly and noble Antonio.
No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Acting in song, especially in dialogues, hath an extreme good grace; I say acting, not dancing (for that is a mean and vulgar thing); and the voices of the dialogue would be strong and manly (a base and a tenor; no treble); and the ditty high and tragical; not nice or dainty.
They would grow old insensibly; they would see their son and daughter come to years of reason, marry in due course -- the one a pretty girl, future mother of healthy children; the other a handsome, manly fellow, obviously a soldier; and at last, prosperous in their dignified retirement, beloved by their descendants, after a happy, not unuseful life, in the fullness of their age they would sink into the grave.