manly

Someone who's manly acts in a typically masculine way. If you live in a log cabin, split your own wood, and occasionally scare away bears, go ahead and call yourself manly.

Manly attributes are usually heroic ones like bravery and strength. Despite the fact that many women also have these characteristics, it's still common to describe them as manly. Manly activities might include fishing, hunting, and other rugged, outdoorsy sports. In the thirteenth century, this adjective simply meant "characteristic of a human."

Definitions of manly
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adj characteristic of a man

manly sports”
Synonyms:
male, manful, manlike, virile
masculine
associated with men and not with women

adj possessing qualities befitting a man

Synonyms:
manful, manlike
man-sized
calling for the strength of a man
masculine
associated with men and not with women
Antonyms:
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly
not possessing qualities befitting a man
cissy, effeminate, emasculate, epicene, sissified, sissy, sissyish
having unsuitable feminine qualities
womanish
having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men
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adv in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man

Synonyms:
manfully
Antonyms:
unmanfully, unmanly
without qualities thought to befit a man

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