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Pronunciation: [mˈanfə͡l] (IPA)

The word "manful" is an adjective used to describe someone who is brave, bold, and characterized by strength and resilience. Some synonyms for this word include "courageous," "gallant," "valiant," "heroic," "brave," "intrepid," and "daring." Each of these synonyms emphasizes the idea of bravery and strength, with different nuances. For example, "valiant" is often used to describe someone's unyielding commitment to a cause, while "intrepid" stresses the idea of fearlessness in the face of danger. All of these synonyms invoke the idea of an admirable person unafraid to step forward and take on challenging situations with bravery and gumption.

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What are the hypernyms for Manful?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for manful?

Manful is an adjective that describes a person or an action as courageous, strong and honorable. An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. For manful, the opposite can be weak, spineless, cowardly, or indecisive. These antonyms depict the lack of courage and strength displayed in a person or action. Other antonyms for manful that describe actions might include feeble, faint-hearted or half-hearted. When using antonyms for manful, it is essential to consider the context to understand the intention of the writer. The opposite of manful conveys a different meaning and can make an important difference in writing or communication.

Usage examples for Manful

It is probable that his complaints against the army treasurer, and his manful defence of the "miserable soldiers," more than counterbalanced, in the Queen's estimation, his chivalry in the field.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete"
John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
But Sidney comforted him with manful words, and assured him that death was sweet in the cause of his Queen and country.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete"
John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
But, reassured by the motionless attitude of the stranger, she soon draws near, and, bending over him, discovers that he has fallen asleep:- 'His heart still heaves, Though his lids be lowered, Warlike and manful I deem him Though wearied down he sunk.
"Stories of the Wagner Opera"
H. A. Guerber

Famous quotes with Manful

  • The Working Man as yet sought only to know his craft; and educated himself sufficiently by ploughing and hammering, under the conditions given, and in fit relation to the persons given: a course of education, then as now and ever, really opulent in manful culture and instruction to him; teaching him many solid virtues, and most indubitably useful knowledges; developing in him valuable faculties not a few both to do and to endure,—among which the faculty of elaborate grammatical utterance, seeing he had so little of extraordinary to utter, or to learn from spoken or written utterances, was not bargained for; the grammar of Nature, which he learned from his mother, being still amply sufficient for him. This was, as it still is, the grand education of the Working Man. As for the Priest, though his trade was clearly of a reading and speaking nature, he knew also in those veracious times that grammar, if needful, was by no means the one thing needful, or the chief thing. By far the chief thing needful, and indeed the one thing then as now, was, That there should be in him the feeling and the practice of reverence to God and to men; that in his life's core there should dwell, spoken or silent, a ray of pious wisdom fit for illuminating dark human destinies;—not so much that he should possess the art of speech, as that he should have something to speak!
    Thomas Carlyle
  • Let us honor all honest human power of contrivance in its degree. The beaver intellect, so long as it steadfastly refuses to be vulpine, and answers the tempter pointing out short routes to it with an honest "No, no," is truly respectable to me; and many a highflying speaker and singer whom I have known, has appeared to me much less of a developed man than certain of my mill-owning, agricultural, commercial, mechanical, or otherwise industrial friends, who have held their peace all their days and gone on in the silent state. If a man can keep his intellect silent, and make it even into honest beaverism, several very manful moralities, in danger of wreck on other courses, may comport well with that, and give it a genuine and partly human character; and I will tell him, in these days he may do far worse with himself and his intellect than change it into beaverism, and make honest money with it.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • The force that had been lent my father he honorably expended in manful well-doing. A portion of this planet bears beneficent traces of his strong hand and strong head. Nothing that he undertook to do but he did it faithfully and like a true man. I shall look on the houses he built with a certain proud interest. They stand firm and sound to the heart all over his little district.
    Thomas Carlyle

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