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1. manly

adjective. ['ˈmænli'] characteristic of a man.

Synonyms

  • male
  • manful
  • masculine
  • virile

Antonyms

  • girl
  • female child
  • female
  • androgynous

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • man (English)
  • man (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Manly

  • stanly
  • stanley
  • cranley
  • shanley
  • ranley
  • manley
  • hanly
  • hanley
  • ganley
  • danly
  • danley
  • chanley

Sentences with manly


1. Adverb
Older women have no time for men who don't possess the basic manly attribute of self-confidence.

2. Adjective
A brick can make a manly paper weight, especially for men in the construction or landscaping business.

Quotes about manly


1. I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.
- Jess C. Scott, New Order

2. Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
- William Wycherley

3. I am a man, and men do not drink pink drinks. Now, be gone, woman, and fetch me something brown."Jace said. "Brown?"said Isabelle."Yes. Brown. It's a manly color. See? Alec is wearing it."Jace said."Well, it was black but it faded."Alec said."Well, I can always fix it up with something sparkly,"Magnus said, holding a sparkley headband. "Resist the urge, Alec, resist the urge."Simon said.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. manly

adjective. ['ˈmænli'] possessing qualities befitting a man.

Synonyms

  • manful
  • masculine
  • man-sized

Antonyms

  • unmanly
  • nonhuman
  • woman
  • female offspring

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • man (English)
  • man (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. manly

adverb. ['ˈmænli'] in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man.

Antonyms

  • unstressed

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • man (English)
  • man (Middle English (1100-1500))
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