manly
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manly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (virile)
a. varonil
She had short-cropped hair and a rather manly figure.Llevaba el pelo muy corto y tenía una figura algo varonil.
b. viril
Ania thought there was something not quite manly about being a dance instructor but I disagreed.Ania creía que ser profesor de baile era algo no muy viril pero yo estaba en desacuerdo.
c. masculino
The boys were encouraged to participate in manly sports like rugby and cricket.Alentaban a los chicos a practicar deportes masculinos como el rugby y el críquet.
2. (courageous)
a. valiente
I admired the manly way he took the blame on behalf of his colleagues.Admiré la forma valiente en que asumió la culpa en nombre de sus colegas.
b. de hombres
Many years ago, crying was not considered a manly thing to do.Hace muchos años, llorar no se consideraba cosa de hombres.
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manly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. viril
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manly [ˈmænlɪ] manlier manliest
adjective
1 (masculine) [+person, physique] varonil; viril; [+quality, pursuit] masculino; varonil
he's manly without being macho I think they're showing how manly and tough and firm they are he's very manly Boys are taught to be competitive, manly and tough He has large, manly shoulders tiene espaldas anchas y varoniles Madonna has built a career on such `manly' virtues as control, ...manly sports such as wrestling and boxing manly interests/pursuits such as beer and football He has a particularly manly chest
it wasn't manly to talk about one's emotions hablar de los propios sentimientos no era cosa de hombres
Twenty years ago, even ten, it wasn't manly to allow your wife to work to [feel] manly I love having a beard, it makes me feel manly you just have to meet the future without fear, and with a manly heart he assured her that he was `quite happy and ready to confront the present difficulties # with a manly heart abandoning his family wasn't a manly thing to do
2 (courageous) valiente
you just have to meet the future without fear, and with a manly heart he assured her that he was `quite happy and ready to confront the present difficulties # with a manly heart abandoning his family wasn't a manly thing to do
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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