Etymology
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manliness (n.)

late 14c., manlinesse, "quality of possessing distinctly attributes considered befitting to a man, character or conduct worthy of a man" (boldness, courage, humanity). from manly + -ness.

updated on November 16, 2018

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Definitions of manliness from WordNet

manliness (n.)
the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male;
Synonyms: manfulness / virility
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