Definition of pulchritude in English:


Line breaks: pul¦chri|tude
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌlkrɪtjuːd


[mass noun] literary
Beauty: the irresistible pulchritude of her friend
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  • The availability of steaming pulchritude has always been a magnetic feature of college life but I never thought that it would be emphasized in recruiting literature.
  • Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.
  • Female news readers tend to get the sack when they have passed the stage of pulchritude.


late Middle English: from Latin pulchritudo, from pulcher, pulchr- 'beautiful'.



Pronunciation: /-ˈtjuːdɪnəs/
More example sentences
  • The second advertisement is also firmly rooted in the world of youthful and dynamic male sexuality, with pulchritudinous women hanging around the set.
  • Borrowdale, stretching south from the attractive bustle of Keswick and the tranquillity of Derwent Water, is about as beautiful as it gets in this admittedly very pulchritudinous corner of northern England.
  • In their 11th annual Hollywood issue, the style mag has gathered together 10 of the world's most esteemed and, not to put too fine a point on it, pulchritudinous actresses to grace the cover.

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