follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

manful

[man-fuh l] /ˈmæn fəl/
adjective
1.
having or showing boldness, courage, or strength; resolute.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see man1, -ful
Related forms
manfully, adverb
manfulness, noun
unmanful, adjective
unmanfully, adverb
unmanfulness, noun
Synonyms
See manly.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for manful
  • Bill makes a manful attempt to feel the proper regard for his bookish and objectionable cousin.
  • Barry stepped forward to take care of the congratulatory embraces, the manful back-thumping, the gush.
British Dictionary definitions for manful

manful

/ˈmænfʊl/
adjective
1.
a less common word for manly
Derived Forms
manfully, adverb
manfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for manful
adj.

late 14c., "courageous, brave, resolute," from man (n.) + -ful.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for manful

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for manful

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for manful