manful

adjective
man·​ful | \ ˈman-fəl How to pronounce manful (audio) \

Definition of manful

: having or showing courage and resolution

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Other Words from manful

manfully \ ˈman-​fə-​lē How to pronounce manfully (audio) \ adverb
manfulness noun

Examples of manful in a Sentence

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

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The other deputies smiled, ready to toast the capital with manful drafts of vodka. Alex Halberstadt, Town & Country, "The Surreal Thrill of Moscow Dining," 9 Oct. 2015 The other deputies smiled, ready to toast the capital with manful drafts of vodka. Alex Halberstadt, Town & Country, "The Surreal Thrill of Moscow Dining," 9 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of manful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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