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"manly" in British English

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manlyadjective

uk   us   /ˈmæn.li/ approving
having the ​qualities that ​peoplethink a man should have: He has such a manly ​voice. My ​mother used to ​tell me it wasn't manly for little ​boys to ​cry.
manliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of manly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manly" in American English

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manlyadjective

 us   /ˈmæn·li/
having ​qualities such as ​strength and ​bravery that ​peoplethink a man should have: The ​boy was told that it wasn’t manly to ​cry.
(Definition of manly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “manly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 具有男子气概的…
in Turkish erkekçe, delikanlıca, erkek gibi…
in Russian мужественный, сильный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 具有男子氣概的…
in Polish męski…
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