Part of speech: adjective

Having the characteristics of mature manhood; masculine.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "virile":

  1. He grew exhilarated in the thought of his virile energy. - "Will Warburton", George Gissing.
  2. Another thing was plain- if the spirit of this virile people had not greatly changed, deeds worthy of new ballads would be done in France and Flanders. - "Johnstone of the Border", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Of course it sometimes bore a strong smell of man about it, but it was virile and wise. - "The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me", William Allen White.