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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]


Characterized by energy and vigor

Context examples:

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


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

Sense 2virile [BACK TO TOP]


Characteristic of a man


male; manful; manlike; manly; virile

Context examples:

a deep male voice / manly sports


masculine (associated with men and not with women)

Sense 3virile [BACK TO TOP]


(of a male) capable of copulation


virile; potent

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