Definition of Manful

1. Adjective. Possessing qualities befitting a man.

Exact synonyms: Manlike, Manly
Similar to: Man-sized
Also: Masculine
Derivative terms: Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness
Antonyms: Unmanly



2. Adjective. Characteristic of a man. "Manly sports"
Exact synonyms: Male, Manlike, Manly, Virile
Similar to: Masculine
Derivative terms: Male, Maleness, Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness, Virility

Definition of Manful

1. a. Showing manliness, or manly spirit; hence, brave, courageous, resolute, noble.

Definition of Manful

1. Adjective. Showing the characteristics considered typical of a man; macho or manly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manful

1. courageous [adj] : MANFULLY [adv] - See also: courageous

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manful

maneuverable
maneuvered
maneuverer
maneuverers
maneuvering
maneuverings
maneuvers
maneuvrability
maneuvrable
maneuvre
maneuvreability
maneuvred
maneuvres
maneuvring
manfriend
manful (current term)
manfully
manfulness
manfulnesses
mang
manga
mangabey
mangabeys
mangabies
mangaby
mangaka
mangakas
mangal
mangals
mangan-

Literary usage of Manful

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1. Southern Writers: Biographical and Critical Studies by William Malone Baskervill (1896)
"... be manful in necessary fight, fair in trade, loyal in love, generous to the poor, tender in the household, prudent in living, plain in speech, ..."

2. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1867)
"... where the ordnance was in its place, and thence to many a stricken field and stout leaguer beyond the sea, in which he had himself borne a manful part. ..."

3. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens (1879)
"Your speeches at Aberdeen are most admirable, manful, and earnest. I would have such speeches at every market- cross, and in every town-hall, and among all ..."

4. The Age of Shakespeare by ALGERNON CHARLES. SWINBURNE (1908)
"A man must be dull and slow of sympathies indeed who cannot respond in spirit to that bitter cry of chivalrous and manful agony at sense of the shadow of a ..."

5. M'Fingal: A Modern Epic Poem by John Trumbull (1856)
"What though at Lexington you can say, They kill'da few, they did not fancy; At Concord then with manful popping, Discharged a round, the ball to open; ..."

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