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manful

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adjective man·ful \ˈman-fəl\

Definition of manful

  1. :  having or showing courage and resolution

manfully play \-fə-lē\ adverb
manfulness noun


Examples of manful in a sentence

  1. <he made the manful decision to stick by his friends when everyone else had abandoned them>



14th Century

First Known Use of manful

14th century


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