pulchritude

[ puhl-kri-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈpʌl krɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

physical beauty; comeliness.

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Origin of pulchritude

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pulchritūdō beauty, equivalent to pulchri- (combining form of pulcher beautiful) + -tūdō -tude
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pulchritude
/ (ˈpʌlkrɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

formal, or literary physical beauty

Derived forms of pulchritude

pulchritudinous, adjective

Word Origin for pulchritude

C15: from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher beautiful
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