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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for manfully

manful

/ˈmænfʊl/
adjective
1.
a less common word for manly
Derived Forms
manfully, adverb
manfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for manfully
adv.

c.1400, from manful + -ly (2). Old English had manlice "manfully, nobly."

manful

adj.

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

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