pulchritude

[ puhl-kri-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF pulchritude
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She thrust it out and strove to find encouragement in its pulchritude.

I have never had any money and my particular kind of pulchritude doesn't appeal to them.

If he has any, her crude manoeuvres make him laugh and he is repelled by her lack of pulchritude and amiability.

From the beginning he and his friends have capitalized his poverty of pulchritude and his pulchritudinous poverty.

Her pulchritude has a background of good character and she is alive with the spirit of the New World.

The manager intimated that what I lacked in voice I made up in pulchritude, though I recall he referred to it as "shape."

In a race of beings so little modeled after the accepted lines of pulchritude, all this was laughable.

Pulchritude begins in childhood with the Californian, grows and strengthens through youth to middle age.

Not that any lady's pulchritude is a handicap to a stage career or in any way undesirable.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PULCHRITUDE

beauties

nounphysical attractiveness
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