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pulchritudinous

[puhl-kri-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌpʌl krɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/
adjective
1.
physically beautiful; comely.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; < Latin pulchritūdin- (stem of pulchritūdō) + -ous
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Spanish Words for pulchritudinous
adjective
1.
[formal usage or literary] bello
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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Word Origin and History for pulchritudinous
adj.

1877, American English, from pulchritude (from Latin pulchritudino "beauty," genitive pulchritudinis) + -ous.

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