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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.
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vi•ril•i•ty

(vəˈrɪl ɪ ti)

n.
the state or quality of being virile; manly character, vigor, or spirit; masculinity.
[1580–90; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virility - the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreationvirility - the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
maleness, masculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sex
2.virility - the trait of being manlyvirility - the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
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virility

noun masculinity, manhood, potency, vigour, machismo Children are considered a proof of a man's virility.
impotence, effeminacy, unmanliness, weakness, femininity, softness
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Translations
vyriškumas
virilitet

virility

[vɪˈrɪlɪtɪ] Nvirilidad f
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virility

[vɪˈrɪləti] nvirilité f
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virility

n (lit)Männlichkeit f; (= sexual power)Potenz f; (fig)Ausdruckskraft f; political virilitypolitische Potenz
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virility

[vɪˈrɪlɪtɪ] nvirilità
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vi·ril·i·ty

n. virilidad.
1. potencia sexual;
2. estado de poseer características masculinas.
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virility

n virilidad f
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References in classic literature ?
* It is interesting to note the virilities of language that were common speech in that day, as indicative of the life, 'red of claw and fang,' that was then lived.