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manful (adj.)

"having or expressing the spirit of a man; characterized by the higher qualities of manhood," late 14c., "courageous, brave, resolute," also (early 15c.) "magnanimous, noble," from man (n.) + -ful.

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Definitions of manful from WordNet

manful (adj.)
characteristic of a man;
Synonyms: male / manlike / manly / virile
manful (adj.)
possessing qualities befitting a man;
Synonyms: manly / manlike
From wordnet.princeton.edu