vir·ile (vîrəl, -īl′)
1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male, especially in having the ability to have sexual intercourse.
2. Masculine in a robust way; manly: "[He] was a man of action, a virile director who brought out the best in the screenplay" (Jeffrey Meyers).
3. Energetic or forceful: a virile performance of the concerto.
[Middle English, from Old French viril, from Latin virīlis, from vir, man; see wī-ro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
vi·rili·ty (və-rĭlĭ-tē) n.
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