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synonyms for virile

  • macho
  • manful
  • manly
  • masculine
  • driving
  • energetic
  • forceful
  • generative
  • lusty
  • potent
  • powerful
  • procreative
  • red-blooded
  • reproductive
  • robust
  • sound
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • vital
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antonyms for virile

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  • effeminate
  • impotent
  • unmanly
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How to use virile in a sentence

That so timid, so gentle a personality should conceal so virile a passion almost seemed to require explanation.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Frederick Bastien strongly resembled his mother, though his beauty was of a more pronounced and virile type.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Both authors seem to have been themselves inspired by their virile theme to give to it their best work.
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
The reader must not feel surprised at the virile heroism Carmela displayed under the present circumstances.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Then, as her fingers brushed the small white back, there surged up in her a sudden virile tenderness and comprehension.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
These climatic conditions undoubtedly account to some extent for the less virile, independent character of the people.
SILVER CHIMES IN SYRIAW. S. NELSON
His skin-coat was ragged and his fur-cap battered, but he looked alert and virile as he stood by the steaming horses' heads.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
And you, so strong and virile, of what elements is your splendid body formed?
ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURSCAMILLE FLAMMARION
His eye had cleared and once more swept up the situation with that virile intelligence which long had made him a leader of men.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
Our education is not big enough and virile enough until it can deal with such great National issues as this.
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