pulchritude


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pul·chri·tude

 (pŭl′krĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
Great physical beauty and appeal.

[Middle English pulcritude, from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher, pulchr-, beautiful.]

pul′chri·tud′i·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-) adj.

pulchritude

(ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd)
n
formal or literary physical beauty
[C15: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful]
ˌpulchriˈtudinous adj

pul•chri•tude

(ˈpʌl krɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
physical beauty; comeliness.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pulchritūdō beauty =pulchri- (comb. form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude]
pul`chri•tu′di•nous, adj.

pulchritude

physical beauty, especially that of women. — pulchritudinous, adj.
See also: Beauty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulchritude - physical beauty (especially of a woman)
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
curvaceousness, shapeliness, voluptuousness - the quality of having a well-rounded body
Translations

pulchritude

[ˈpʌlkrɪtjuːd] N (frm, liter) → belleza f

pulchritude

n (liter)Schönheit f
References in classic literature ?
They writhed in their chairs to gaze around and over the impending form of Tildy, that Aileen's pulchritude might season and make ambrosia of their bacon and eggs.
As George Wayne commented, ''When Federico asked me to pen the Foreword to his distinct masterpiece - this absorbing homage to feminine pulchritude - I was beyond overwhelmed with anticipation and joy and some trepidation, because I knew how much this particular project meant to him and I knew I had to get it right.
Think of supersized portions, buy-two-get-one-free promotions, and aesthetic standards that require every piece of fruit to exhibit the unblemished complexion and symmetrical pulchritude of Kim Kardashian.
One year later, amid a field of 75 contestants, she won the title Miss New Orleans allowing her to advance to the Fifth Annual International Pageant of Pulchritude in Galveston, Texas.
I kept pondering one of Edmund Burke's maxims and how well it suited NZ's most obvious virtue: its sheer pulchritude.
The association of thought with this stage in life is invariably of a celebration of youthful pulchritude, despite the hormonal heists that occur from time to time.
Consequently Beauty--not mere pulchritude, but Beauty with an upper-case B, an abstract quality of being loved for one's own sake--is the only thing of true value.
Beauty in the Classroom: Instructor's Pulchritude and Putative.
Although the spell Sthulananda learns is a beauty charm, comparison with versions of this rule from other Vinayas suggest this phrase "an ascetic devoted to external appearances" refers not just to her apparent desire for pulchritude, but also to the suspicion that she prefers worldly knowledge over the Buddha's teachings.
5 THE KING'S BODY (Joao Pedro Rodrigues) j Beefcake parade and history lesson, casting session and male confessional, Joao Pedro Rodrigues's tender, funny pageant of Iberian pulchritude probes Portugal's mythic past and its contemporary duress.
Many centuries unfold in the course of Houellebecq's chronicle of a society that worships pleasure and pulchritude and its genetic heirs who enjoy only the luxury of indifference.
Notwithstanding the power of pulchritude, I am as fond of a glow as the next narcissist, but I am not sure that beautiful should always equal bizarre.