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virility Syllabification: vi·ril·i·ty
Pronunciation: /vəˈrilədē/

Definition of virility in English:


(In a man) the quality of having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive; manliness: aggression and virility were highly prized in soldiers
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with virility

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, fragility, futility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, stability, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, volatility
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