Virile meaning

vîrəl, -īl
The definition of virile is something that is full of strength or sexual potency.

An example of something virile is a young, strong man.

An example of something virile is a bull.

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Masculine in a robust way; manly.
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Having manly strength or vigor; forceful.
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Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male, especially in having the ability to have sexual intercourse.
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Energetic or forceful.

A virile performance of the concerto.

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Of, belonging to, or characteristic of an adult man; manly; male.
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Of or capable of copulation; sexually potent.
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Being manly; having characteristics associated with being male, such as strength; exhibiting masculine traits to an exaggerated degree such as strength, forcefulness or vigor.
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(grammar) Pertaining to a grammatical gender used in plurals of some Slavic languages, corresponding to the personal masculine animate nouns.
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Origin of virile

  • Middle English from Old French viril from Latin virīlis from vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virilis.

    From Wiktionary