Part of speech: adverb

Like a man.

Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Like a true man; strong; frank and intrepid.

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Usage examples "manly":

  1. In that case, would it not be manly and candid to say that he does not know? - "Love's Final Victory", Horatio.
  2. George was a fine, manly little fellow whom any big brother could love, and he looked up to Lawrence as a model. - "George Washington", Calista McCabe Courtenay.
  3. I beg your pardon, Placide; but it is so new to me to have a manly son beside me-! - "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.