the trait of being manly; obtaining the characteristics of an adult male
- the standard or state of being manly
- the product quality or state of being manly.
belated 14c., from manly + -ness.
(letter.) The product quality or condition of being manly.
It is not for the loss of liberty and of the senatorian rule that he chafes, but for the loss of the old national manliness and self-respect.