Examples of virile in a Sentence
men were once expected to be interested only in such virile activities as hunting
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The vulnerability of his light, boyish sound also invites you in, even if some opera-goers might prefer the more virile Jonas Kaufmann.
Maddox captures that virile quality of dancing that always set Gene Kelly apart.
Some of them frankly characterized fascism as a more virile expression of their party’s creed.
The humpback songs spread horizontally, passing from one virile young thing to the next, like teenage fashions.
While virile Martin conformed to the Hollywood template of leading man, nebbishy Lewis was not an easy fit.
Next to him, Priebus seems to be an older model of the same White House official, looking back at his younger, more virile self.
Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine until Father Tommasso (Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord.
Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), the dashing hero of Alex Kurtzman’s preposterous extravaganza The Mummy, is a virile fortune hunter, the kind of roustabout who shoots first, asks questions later, and always gets the girl.
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Origin and Etymology of virile
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsmale, manlike, manly, mannish, man-size (or man-sized), masculine
Related Wordshairy-chested, hypermasculine, macho, ultramasculine; boyish, hoydenish, tomboyish; Amazonian, butch
Near Antonymsmetrosexual, unmacho; effeminate, girlish, sissified, sissy; feminine, womanish, womanlike, womanly; emasculated, impotent, weakened; androgynous, neuter
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