[ puhl-kri-tood-n-uhs, -tyood- ]
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  1. physically beautiful; comely.

Origin of pulchritudinous

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; from Latin pulchritūdin- (stem of pulchritūdō ) + -ous

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How to use pulchritudinous in a sentence

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

    Idling in Italy | Joseph Collins
  • There are places where no girl can get work unless she's pulchritudinous.

    The Bacillus of Beauty | Harriet Stark