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Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, especially. Brave, courageous, resolute, noble. Let's briefly put on manly readiness. (Shak) Serene and manly, hardened to sustain The load of life. (Dryden)

Synonym: Bold, daring, brave, courageous, firm, undaunted, hardy, dignified, stately.

Origin: man _ -ly. Cf. Manlike.