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English definition of “virile”

virile

adjective uk   /ˈvɪr.aɪl/ us    /-əl/

virile adjective (MAN)

approving describes a man, especially a young man, full of sexual strength and energy in a way that is considered attractive: She likes her men young and virile.

virile adjective (POWER)

literary approving powerful, strong, and energetic: In this role, Durante is able to give full expression to that wonderfully virile voice.
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