Definition of pulchritude in English:

Share this entry

pulchritude

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌlkrɪtjuːd/

noun

[mass noun] literary
Beauty: the irresistible pulchritude of her friend
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

pulchritudinous

Pronunciation: /pʌlkrɪˈtjuːdɪnəs/
adjective
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.

Origin

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

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.