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
Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Manful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manful. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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