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synonyms for manly

  • bold
  • heroic
  • macho
  • masculine
  • noble
  • self-reliant
  • vigorous
  • virile
  • manful
  • manlike
  • audacious
  • beefcake
  • brave
  • colt
  • confident
  • daring
  • dauntless
  • dignified
  • fearless
  • firm
  • gallant
  • hardy
  • he-man
  • hunk
  • intrepid
  • jock
  • jockstrap
  • lion-hearted
  • male
  • muscular
  • powerful
  • red-blooded
  • resolute
  • robust
  • stately
  • staunch
  • stout-hearted
  • strapping
  • strong
  • stud
  • tiger
  • two-fisted
  • undaunted
  • valiant
  • valorous
  • well-built
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antonyms for manly

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  • afraid
  • cowardly
  • fearful
  • impotent
  • meek
  • timid
  • weak
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Basically, to have a relaxing, fulfilling meal, the best bet for the birdies is to look as manly as possible.
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Like the emperor’s eulogizers, Choniates is clear to highlight Komnenos as someone who spent his time in the sun doing manly things.
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The two pairs both suffer embarrassments and humiliations on the trip, but the overall effect is that of boys’ story without being a stubbornly manly one.
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This manly experiment is intended to test the theory of real-life Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, who has asserted that the normal blood alcohol level of human beings is just too low.
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A person who doesn’t fit their designated type—someone who gets labeled an effete man or a manly woman—seems at odds with the natural order of things.
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The other was the spirited portrait of Baron von Friedericks, a happy combination of cavalier and soldier in its manly strength.
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I cannot call that peculiarly manly, which are the peculiar pursuits of the lowest of our species.
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A marvel of manly strength and grace and beauty, thirty years of age or so, and faultlessly dressed.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
He was a manly young fellow, a sportsman and renowned at cricket, and she was amiable and pretty, a little blonde beauty.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
This was the point of compass revealed by the astrologer as most favourable to the young candidate for manly honours.
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WORDS RELATED TO MANLY

  • benevolent
  • big
  • bold
  • brave
  • considerate
  • courageous
  • courteous
  • courtly
  • gallant
  • gentlemanlike
  • great-hearted
  • heroic
  • high-minded
  • honorable
  • intrepid
  • lofty
  • magnanimous
  • manly
  • noble-minded
  • polite
  • quixotic
  • spirited
  • sublime
  • true
  • valorous
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