[syn: potent, virile]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Virile \Vi"rile\ (?; 277), a. [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin
to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See Werewolf, World, and cf.
Decemvir, Virago, Virtue.]
Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man;
characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful;
forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to
womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by energy and vigor; "a virile and ever
stronger free society"; "a new and virile leadership"
2: characteristic of a man; "a deep male voice"; "manly sports"
[syn: male, manful, manlike, manly, virile]
3: (of a male) capable of copulation [syn: potent, virile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "virile":
broad-shouldered, decisive, driving, energetic, forceful,
hairychested, he-mannish, macho, male, manful, manlike, manly,
mannish, masculine, potent, robust, ultramasculine, viripotent