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manlike

[ man-lahyk ]
/ ˈmænˌlaɪk /
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adjective

resembling a human being; anthropoid.
belonging or proper to a man; manly: manlike fortitude.

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Origin of manlike

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at man, -like

OTHER WORDS FROM manlike

manlikely, adverbmanlikeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for manlike

manlike
/ (ˈmænˌlaɪk) /

adjective

resembling or befitting a man
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