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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Definitions for pulchritudinous

  1. physically beautiful; comely.

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Citations for pulchritudinous
Jazz buffs with glorious vocabularies wrote long and often boring tributes to the pulchritudinous Lady Day, her phrasing and incredibly intricate harmonics. Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman, 1981
The years have not appreciably dimmed his pulchritudinous luster. Evans Peck, "The Many-Sided McLean," Cosmopolitan, 1910–1911
Origin of pulchritudinous
1910-1915
Pulchritudinous is built on the Latin word for "beautiful," pulcher. The noun pulchritude entered English in the mid-1400s; pulchritudinous did not gain traction in the US until the late 1800s.