AskDefine | Define manly

Dictionary Definition

manly adj
1 possessing qualities befitting a man [syn: manful, manlike] [ant: unmanly]
2 characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports" [syn: male, manful, manlike, virile] adv : 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" [syn: manfully] [ant: unmanfully] [also: manliest, manlier]

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  1. Having the characteristics of a man.

Derived terms



having the characteristics of a man

Extensive Definition

Manly is an adjective for masculinity.
Manly may also refer to:



Sports clubs

See also

manly in German: Manly (Begriffsklärung)

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