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3 definitions found
 for virile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Virile \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.
     [1913 Webster]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  virile
      adj 1: characterized by energy and vigor; "a virile and ever
             stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"
      2: characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
         [syn: male, manful, manlike, manly, virile]
      3: (of a male) capable of copulation [syn: potent, virile]
         [ant: impotent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "virile":
     broad-shouldered, decisive, driving, energetic, forceful,
     hairychested, he-mannish, macho, male, manful, manlike, manly,
     mannish, masculine, potent, robust, ultramasculine, viripotent
  
  

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