virility

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Etymology[edit]

virile +‎ -ity, from Middle French virilité, from Latin virīlitās.

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  • enPR: və.rĭʹlĭ.tē, IPA(key): /vəˈɹɪlɪti/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪti

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virility (countable and uncountable, plural virilities)

  1. The state of being virile.
  2. Manly character, quality, or nature.
  3. The ability of a man to procreate.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 50:
      The Rabbis adjured her to endow the young man with his former virility, but she vehemently refused to do so.

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