Definition of virility in English:

virility

noun

  • [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’
    • ‘Throughout history, and across every culture and civilisation, male virility and fertility have always been venerated.’
    • ‘His fame has been based on a physical voice and sexual virility, both affected by age.’
    • ‘These writers were suspicious of the enervating effects of modernity, and contrasted Australian virility with the dulled manhood of Europe.’
    • ‘She confused and seduced his senses, inspiring his limbs to greater virility and more masculine proportions.’
    • ‘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.’
    manliness, masculinity, maleness, manfulness, manhood, machismo, gallantry, chivalry, valour, valiance, fearlessness, bravery, intrepidity, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness, boldness, daring, heroism, mettle, spirit
    strength, vigour, toughness, robustness, powerful build, muscularity, muscle, brawniness, sturdiness, ruggedness, heftiness, huskiness
    red-bloodedness, sexual potency, potency, sexuality, fertility, fecundity
    laddishness, hunkiness, beefiness
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Pronunciation:

virility

/vɪˈrɪlɪti/