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virile

adjective

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of, relating to, or marked by qualities traditionally associated with men
  • men were once expected to be interested only in such virile activities as hunting

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“Virile.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/virile. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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