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ˈmæn fəlman·ful

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  1. manful

    We apply male to the sex, masculine to the qualities, especially to the stronger, hardier, and more imperious qualities that distinguish the male sex; as applied to women, masculine has often the depreciatory sense of unwomanly, rude, or harsh; as, a masculine face or voice, or the like; tho one may say in a commendatory way, she acted with masculine courage or decision. Manlike may mean only having the outward appearance or semblance of a man, or may be closely equivalent to manly. Manly refers to all the qualities and traits worthy of a man; manful, especially to the valor and prowess that become a man; we speak of a manful struggle, manly decision; we say manly gentleness or tenderness; we could not say manful tenderness. Mannish is a depreciatory word referring to the mimicry or parade of some superficial qualities of manhood; as, a mannish boy or woman. Masculine may apply to the distinctive qualities of the male sex at any age; virile applies to the distinctive qualities of mature manhood only, as opposed not only to feminine or womanly but to childish, and is thus an emphatic word for sturdy, intrepid, etc.

    See synonyms for FEMININE.

    Synonyms:
    male, manlike, manly, mannish, masculine, virile

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  1. manly, manful, manlikeadjective

    possessing qualities befitting a man

    Synonyms:
    anthropoid, virile, male, manly, manlike

    Antonyms:
    feminine

  2. male, manful, manlike, manly, virileadjective

    characteristic of a man

    "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

    Synonyms:
    anthropoid, potent, virile, male, manly, manlike

    Antonyms:
    feminine

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  1. manfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    courageous, bold, brave, stout, strong, vigorous, daring, heroic, intrepid, undaunted, manly

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  1. manfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    manly, resolute, brave

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#1210male
#15642potent
#21308masculine
#22982manly
#97932virile
#185010mannish
#199678anthropoid

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