Man·ly, a. [Compar. Manlier superl. Manliest.] Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
Let's briefly put on manly readiness. --Shak.
Serene and manly, hardened to sustain
The load of life. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Bold; daring; brave; courageous; firm; undaunted; hardy; dignified; stately.
Man·ly, adv. In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.
adj 1: possessing qualities befitting a man [syn: manful, manlike]
2: characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
[syn: male, manful, manlike, virile]
adv : 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" [syn:
manfully] [ant: unmanfully]
[also: manliest, manlier]