Examples of virile in a Sentence
men were once expected to be interested only in such virile activities as hunting
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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.
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.
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.
Hard bop, in all its virile glory, has a hold on Davis, a supremely adept trombonist for whom the idiom is now as natural as his heartbeat.
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.
The WRX and its more virile alter-ego the WRX STI receive a few updates for 2018.
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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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