adjective, man·li·er, man·li·est.
Origin of manly
Examples from the Web for manliest
Then Dustykatt, the manliest Brony in the world, drinks a beer.Inside the Bizarre World of ‘Bronies,’ Adult Male Fans of ‘My Little Pony’|Kevin Fallon|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dawson was the manliest of these men, and to show it, he often smoked right there on stage.
This is one of the manliest epistles that ever issued from his pen.
It is one of the wisest, the manliest, and most serviceable I ever read.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
We know which sorrow is the manliest, which appeals to our sympathy, but who can measure the depth of John Norton's suffering?A Mere Accident|George Moore
There was once a King, and he had a Queen; and he was the manliest of his sex, and she was the loveliest of hers.The Magic Fishbone|Charles Dickens
And among men it seems to me that our Colonial men are in the first rank of the manliest.The High Heart|Basil King
adjective -lier or -liest
c.1200, "human; characteristic of human beings," from man (n.) + -ly (1). Sense of "possessing virtues proper to a male person" (resoluteness, steadfastness, reliability) is from early 13c. Meaning "masculine" is attested from late 14c. Old English had werlic "male, masculine, manly."