Definition of virility in English:



mass noun
  • (in a man) the quality of having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive; manliness.

    ‘great importance is placed on a man's virility’
    • ‘His fame has been based on a physical voice and sexual virility, both affected by age.’
    • ‘The physical and mental health of the king was monitored carefully as his strength and virility indicated the strength and power of the whole kingdom.’
    • ‘Throughout history, and across every culture and civilisation, male virility and fertility have always been venerated.’
    • ‘She confused and seduced his senses, inspiring his limbs to greater virility and more masculine proportions.’
    • ‘These writers were suspicious of the enervating effects of modernity, and contrasted Australian virility with the dulled manhood of Europe.’
    manliness, masculinity, maleness, manfulness, manhood, machismo, gallantry, chivalry, valour, valiance, fearlessness, bravery, intrepidity, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness, boldness, daring, heroism, mettle, spirit
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