pulchritudinous

 /ˌpʌlkrɪˈtjuːdɪnəs/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pul•chri•tu•di•nous  (pul′kri to̅o̅dn əs, -tyo̅o̅d-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. physically beautiful;
    comely.
  • Latin pulchritūdin- (stem of pulchritūdō) + -ous
  • 1910–15, American.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pul•chri•tude  (pulkri to̅o̅d′, -tyo̅o̅d′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. physical beauty;
    comeliness.
  • Latin pulchritūdō beauty, equivalent. to pulchri- (combining form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    loveliness, beauteousness, fairness.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pulchritude /ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd/ n
  1. formal or literary physical beauty
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful

ˌpulchriˈtudinous adj



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