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Pulchritudinous

[pəl-krə-TOOD-ən-əs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: English, 15th century

1.

Beautiful.

Examples of Pulchritudinous in a sentence

"Her pulchritudinous looks charmed everyone at the table. "

"The wedding planner provided lush, pulchritudinous flower arrangements."

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About Pulchritudinous

This word stems from the American English “pulchritude,” from the Latin “pulchritudo,” meaning “beauty.” Earlier English had “pulcrious,” meaning “beautiful, fair,” but that term is now obsolete.

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