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.
We revered white as the hallmark of pulchritude and supremacy-until Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama proved it otherwise.
Can there ever have been a more powerful sequence of pulchritude than his first three winners Beverley Heath, Yana Francois and Veronica White?
Indeed Martin, by providing glimpses of Cersei torturing the infant Tyrion to assuage her fury at being warned of the potential negative consequences of pulchritude (Feast 472), seems to be discreetly encouraging an impression that her obsession with her appearance is genuinely unhealthy.
They represent "branding" at its most abstract, its most avant-garde, its most conceptual, attracting viewers to an extravagantly dressed display window and then, once they've drawn a crowd dazzled by their pulchritude and louche reputations, inviting advertisers of things as disparate as laxatives, energy drinks, "essential arousal oils," waist cinchers, and push-up bras to place their products in the dump bins and gondola shelving that the sisters and their "Momager" (Khloe, in response to her mother's many critics, jokingly calls her "Satan") have so conveniently provided.
Joan Clarence Morallo are ambassadresses of pulchritude.
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.
Another aspect of Criseyde that immediately engages the reader's attention is her pulchritude.
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.
Beauty in the classroom: Instructors' pulchritude and putative pedagogical productivity.
The endorsement of an unsatisfactorily grasped brand can diminish consumers' understanding of the celebrity's pulchritude, trustworthiness, and expertise.
I kept pondering one of Edmund Burke's maxims and how well it suited NZ's most obvious virtue: its sheer pulchritude.