The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Manly \Man"ly\, a. [Compar. Manlier; superl. Manliest.] [Man
+ -ly. Cf. Manlike.]
Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish;
manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
Let's briefly put on manly readiness. --Shak.
Serene and manly, hardened to sustain
The load of life. --Dryden.
Syn: Bold; daring; brave; courageous; firm; undaunted; hardy;