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What does "Virile" mean?


(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

Synonyms strong, potent, male, masculine, manly, manful, manlike

Example: "A virile and ever stronger free society"

Word Family virilities, virility