Meaning of virile


Pronunciation: (vir'ul or, esp. Brit., -īl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a man; masculine; manly: virile strength.
  2. having or exhibiting masculine energy, forcefulness, or strength in a marked degree.
  3. characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit: a virile literary style.
  4. of, pertaining to, or capable of procreation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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