[ man-fuh l ]
/ ˈmæn fəl /


having or showing boldness, courage, or strength; resolute.


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Origin of manful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at man1, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for manful

/ (ˈmænfʊl) /


a less common word for manly

Derived forms of manful

manfully, adverbmanfulness, noun
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