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Meaning & Definition of Manly in English

English

Manly

/mænli/

adjective

1. Possessing qualities befitting a man

    synonym:
  • manly
  • ,
  • manful
  • ,
  • manlike

2. Characteristic of a man

  • "A deep male voice"
  • "Manly sports"
    synonym:
  • male
  • ,
  • manful
  • ,
  • manlike
  • ,
  • manly
  • ,
  • virile

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • manfully
  • ,
  • manly

Examples of using

It is not manly to speak ill of others behind their backs.