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pulchritude

[puhl-kri-tood, -tyood] /ˈpʌl krɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
physical beauty; comeliness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin pulchritūdō beauty, equivalent to pulchri- (combining form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude
Synonyms
loveliness, beauteousness, fairness.
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British Dictionary definitions for pulchritude

pulchritude

/ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(formal or literary) physical beauty
Derived Forms
pulchritudinous, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful
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Word Origin and History for pulchritude
n.

"beauty," c.1400, from Latin pulchritudo "beauty; excellence, attractiveness," from pulcher "beautiful," of unknown origin.

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