Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex
He delighted in sport and all manly exercises.
He seemed to her kind, brave, determined, manly, and magnanimous.
This was manly, as the world goes; and yet it was idle, if not desperate.
The manly voice again interrupted the artillery officer.
It is also charged with a robust and manly eloquence and a rare and unsought felicity of language that make it a masterpiece of style.