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vir·ile

 (vîr′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male, especially in having the ability to have sexual intercourse.
2. Masculine in a robust way; manly: "[He] was a man of action, a virile director who brought out the best in the screenplay" (Jeffrey Meyers).
3. Energetic or forceful: a virile performance of the concerto.

[Middle English, from Old French viril, from Latin virīlis, from vir, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.]

vi·ril′i·ty (və-rĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

virile

(ˈvɪraɪl)
adj
1. (Physiology) of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male
2. (Physiology) (of a male) possessing high sexual drive and capacity for sexual intercourse
3. (Physiology) of or capable of copulation or procreation
4. strong, forceful, or vigorous
[C15: from Latin virīlis manly, from vir a man; related to Old English wer man and probably to Latin vis strength]
virility n
ˈvirilely adv

vir•ile

(ˈvɪr əl; esp. Brit. -aɪl)

adj.
1. having or exhibiting masculine strength; masculine; manly.
2. characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit.
3. pertaining to or characteristic of a man, esp. in a copulative function.
[1480–90; < Latin virīlis manly =vir man (akin to Old English wer man; see werewolf) + -īlis -ile2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.virile - characterized by energy and vigorvirile - characterized by energy and vigor; "a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
2.virile - characteristic of a manvirile - characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
masculine - associated with men and not with women
3.virile - (of a male) capable of copulation

virile

adjective manly, masculine, macho, strong, male, robust, vigorous, potent, forceful, lusty, red-blooded, manlike a tall, virile man with rugged good looks
camp (informal), unmanly, effeminate, weak, feminine, impotent, girlie, weedy (informal), emasculate, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)

virile

adjective
Of, characteristic of, or befitting the male sex:
Translations
miehekäsmiehuullinenviriili
virilis
vyriškas
viril

virile

[ˈvɪraɪl] ADJ [man] → viril; [looks] → varonil

virile

[ˈvɪraɪl] adj [man] → viril(e)

virile

adj (lit)männlich; (fig)ausdrucksvoll, kraftvoll

virile

[ˈvɪraɪl] adjvirile

vir·ile

a. viril, varonil.
References in classic literature ?
This was O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, and as Tara of Helium saw him for the first time she could not but acknowledge a certain admiration for this savage chieftain who so virilely personified the ancient virtues of the God of War.