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VIRILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does virile mean? 

VIRILE (adjective)
  The adjective VIRILE has 3 senses:

1. characterized by energy and vigor
2. characteristic of a man
3. (of a male) capable of copulation

  Familiarity information: VIRILE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIRILE (adjective)


Sense 1virile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by energy and vigor

Context examples:

a virile and ever stronger free society / a new and virile leadership

Similar:

strong (having strength or power greater than average or expected)


Sense 2virile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of a man

Synonyms:

male; manful; manlike; manly; virile

Context examples:

a deep male voice / manly sports

Similar:

masculine (associated with men and not with women)


Sense 3virile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a male) capable of copulation

Synonyms:

virile; potent


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