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Definition of manly adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(often approving) (manlier, manliest)
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having the qualities or physical features that are admired or expected in a man the manly virtues of courage and strength He looked so manly in his uniform. She had very manly shoulders.
noun [uncountable] He felt she had insulted his manliness.
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