- (In a man) the quality of having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive; manliness: great importance is placed on a man’s virilityMore example sentences
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
- 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.