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Virile

Virile Meaning & Definition
Virile Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virile?

[adj] characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
[adj] (of a male) able to copulate
[adj] characterized by energy and vigor; "a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virile: male | manful | manlike | manly | masculine | potent | strong

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Virile In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"rile\ (?; 277), a. [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See {Werewolf}, {World}, and cf. {Decemvir}, {Virago}, {Virtue}.] Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man; characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful; forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power, virile organs.

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