Definition of pulchritude in English:

pulchritude

noun

literary
  • Beauty.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Camp lovers and connoisseurs of buxom pulchritude may find these worth a peek.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tearing my eyes away from this vision of male pulchritude, I notice yet another Gable.’
    • ‘Female news readers tend to get the sack when they have passed the stage of pulchritude.’
    attractiveness, prettiness, good looks, pleasingness, comeliness, allure, allurement
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin pulchritudo, from pulcher, pulchr- beautiful.

Pronunciation

pulchritude

/ˈpəlkrəˌt(y)o͞od/