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pulchritudinous

[puhl-kri-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌpʌl krɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/
adjective
1.
physically beautiful; comely.
Origin of pulchritudinous
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; < Latin pulchritūdin- (stem of pulchritūdō) + -ous
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  • From the beginning he and his friends have capitalized his poverty of pulchritude and his pulchritudinous poverty.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • There are places where no girl can get work unless she's pulchritudinous.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
Word Origin and History for pulchritudinous
adj.

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

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