Definition of manliness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanlēnəs/


1The traditional male quality of being brave and strong: men accustomed to proving their manliness on the streets
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  • Manliness was essential for coping with such dangerous working conditions.
  • On the other hand, maybe we implicitly ask too little manliness of women.
  • In the second place, men had to be brave and prove their bravery or manliness.
1.1The fact of being typically male; masculinity: the author’s alleged lack of manliness
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  • Theres nothing like a good strong growth of hair on the upper lip to suggest powerful manliness.
  • Republicans have seldom shied from an embrace of manliness.
  • The girl character has to don a false beard to assume real manliness.

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Syllabification: man·li·ness

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