Definition of virility in English:


Syllabification: vi·ril·i·ty
Pronunciation: /vəˈrilitē


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

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