You'll often hear the word virile referring to a manly, powerful man, because the word means having physical strength and other typical masculine qualities.

When you think of a virile man, you imagine a tough, strong guy who's full of energy, vigor, and sexual potency. He's definitely not a wimp. Men admire him and women want to be with him. Superman is one guy who could easily be described as virile. The Man of Steel, with his muscles rippling under the "S" emblazoned on his costume, has superhuman strength and charm. That's why Lois Lane can't keep her eyes — and hands — off him.

Definitions of virile
  1. adjective
    characteristic of a man
    synonyms: male, manful, manlike, manly
    associated with men and not with women
  2. adjective
    characterized by energy and vigor
    “a virile and ever stronger free society”
    “a new and virile leadership”
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  3. adjective
    (of a male) capable of copulation
    synonyms: potent
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    (of a male) unable to copulate
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