One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Beauty.‘the irresistible pulchritude of her friend’
attractiveness, prettiness, good looks, pleasingness, comeliness, allure, allurementView synonyms
- ‘Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.’
- ‘The availability of steaming pulchritude has always been a magnetic feature of college life but I never thought that it would be emphasized in recruiting literature.’
- ‘Camp lovers and connoisseurs of buxom pulchritude may find these worth a peek.’
- ‘Female news readers tend to get the sack when they have passed the stage of pulchritude.’
- ‘Attracted in turn to the youthful pulchritude of Laura and Claire, he describes his obsession for the latter as ‘pure desire in a void’, but it is a contrived passion that could be more aptly characterised as devoid of pure desire.’
Late Middle English: from Latin pulchritudo, from pulcher, pulchr- ‘beautiful’.
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