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ˈmæn liman·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manly, manful, manlike(adj)

    possessing qualities befitting a man

  2. male, manful, manlike, manly, virile(adverb)

    characteristic of a man

    "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

  3. manfully, manly(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. manly(Adjective)

    Having the characteristics of a man.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manly

    having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble

  2. Manly(adverb)

    in a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly

Freebase

  1. Manly

    Manly is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,323 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. manly

    Having qualities becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted; noble, etc.

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of manly in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Sayers:

    The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.

  2. Masha Gessen:

    There's a really aggressive posture to both men. Putin respects fighters and he respects aggression and he doesn't respect sort of calm and deliberation, he wants a manly adversary. He wants somebody he can understand.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Sooner of later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.

  5. William Wycherley:

    Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

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