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Synonyms for virile
ˈvɪr əl; esp. Brit. -aɪlvir·ile

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Wiktionary

  1. virileadjective

    Antonyms:
    nonvirile

  2. virileadjective

    Antonyms:
    nonvirile

  3. virileadjective

    Antonyms:
    nonvirile

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virile

    We apply male to the sex, masculine to the qualities, especially to the stronger, hardier, and more imperious qualities that distinguish the male sex; as applied to women, masculine has often the depreciatory sense of unwomanly, rude, or harsh; as, a masculine face or voice, or the like; tho one may say in a commendatory way, she acted with masculine courage or decision. Manlike may mean only having the outward appearance or semblance of a man, or may be closely equivalent to manly. Manly refers to all the qualities and traits worthy of a man; manful, especially to the valor and prowess that become a man; we speak of a manful struggle, manly decision; we say manly gentleness or tenderness; we could not say manful tenderness. Mannish is a depreciatory word referring to the mimicry or parade of some superficial qualities of manhood; as, a mannish boy or woman. Masculine may apply to the distinctive qualities of the male sex at any age; virile applies to the distinctive qualities of mature manhood only, as opposed not only to feminine or womanly but to childish, and is thus an emphatic word for sturdy, intrepid, etc.

    See synonyms for FEMININE.

    Synonyms:
    male, manful, manlike, manly, mannish, masculine

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virile

    Synonyms:
    manly, masculine, robust, nervous, vigorous

    Antonyms:
    feeble, debile, puerile, effeminate, emasculate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virileadjective

    characterized by energy and vigor

    "a virile and ever stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"

    Synonyms:
    potent, manful, male, manly, manlike

    Antonyms:
    feminine, weak

  2. male, manful, manlike, manly, virileadjective

    characteristic of a man

    "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"

    Synonyms:
    anthropoid, potent, manful, male, manly, manlike

    Antonyms:
    feminine, weak

  3. potent, virileadjective

    (of a male) capable of copulation

    Synonyms:
    manlike, potent, strong, stiff, male, manly, powerful, manful

    Antonyms:
    feminine, weak

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. virileadjective

    Synonyms:
    manly, masculine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. virileadjective

    Synonyms:
    masculine, vigorous, strong, potent

    Antonyms:
    invirile, emasculated, impotent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "virile":

    manly, masculine

How to pronounce virile?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use virile in a sentence?

  1. Alfred Jarry:

    The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.

  2. Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation, 1966:

    What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

  3. Susan Sontag:

    What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

  4. Rebecca West:

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.

  5. Andrew Marr:

    Just months after my return home, I, a 32-year-old once-virile male, was experiencing libido issues, we already had four children, waiting on our fifth, and my wife was thinking, ‘We have an enormous problem here. He doesn’t love me anymore.’ I didn’t know what was happening to me. I thought I just needed time.

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