Definitions for virilityvəˈrɪl ɪ ti

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  1. virility(noun)

    the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation

  2. manfulness, manliness, virility(noun)

    the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male

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  1. virility(Noun)

    The state of being virile

  2. virility(Noun)

    Manly character

  3. virility(Noun)

    The ability to procreate

  4. Origin: From virīlitās

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  1. Virility(noun)

    the quality or state of being virile; developed manhood; manliness; specif., the power of procreation; as, exhaustion

  2. Origin: [L. virilitas: cf. F. virilit.]

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  1. Virility

    Virility refers to any of a wide range of masculine characteristics viewed positively. It is applicable to women but not to negative characteristics. The Oxford English Dictionary says virile is "marked by strength or force." Virility is commonly associated with vigour, health, sturdiness, and constitution, especially in the fathering of children. In this last sense, virility is to men as fertility is to women. OED1 also notes that virile has become obsolete in referring to a "nubile" young woman – "a maid that is Marriageable or ripe for a Husband, or Virill." Historically, masculine attributes such as beard growth have been seen as signs of virility and leadership.

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