Definition of Virile

1. Adjective. Characterized by energy and vigor. "A new and virile leadership"

Similar to: Strong



2. Adjective. Characteristic of a man. "Manly sports"
Exact synonyms: Male, Manful, Manlike, Manly
Similar to: Masculine
Derivative terms: Male, Maleness, Manfulness, Man, Man, Manliness, Virility

3. Adjective. (of a male) capable of copulation.
Exact synonyms: Potent
Antonyms: Impotent
Derivative terms: Potency, Virility

Definition of Virile

1. a. 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.

2. a. 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.

Definition of Virile

1. Adjective. Being manly; having characteristics associated with being male, such as strength; exhibiting masculine traits to an exaggerated degree such as strength, forcefulness or vigor. ¹

2. Adjective. (grammar) Pertaining to a grammatical gender used in plurals of some Slavic languages, corresponding to the personal masculine animate nouns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Virile

1. having masculine vigor [adj] : VIRILELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Virile

1. 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. Origin: L. Virilis, fr. Vir a man; akin to AS. Wer: cf. F. Viril. See Werewolf, World, and cf. Decemvir, Virago, Virtue. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Virile

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