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manhood

man·hood

manhood

 
pronunciation:
maen hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being a male adult.
similar words:
adulthood, majority, masculinity, maturity
definition 2: the admirable qualities associated with the adult male, esp. physical strength, courage, and determination.
synonyms:
manliness
similar words:
knighthood, machismo, masculinity
definition 3: male sexual potency; virility.
synonyms:
virility
similar words:
machismo, masculinity
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