I. adverb Date: before 12th century in a manly manner II. adjective (manlier; -est) Date: 13th century 1. having qualities generally associated with a man ; strong, virile 2. appropriate in character to a man <
manly sports
manliness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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