Definition of "pulchritudinous" []

  • Characterized by or having great physical beauty and appeal. (adjective)

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Use "pulchritudinous" in a sentence
  • "I try to make sure my children know the meanings of several words when my youngest was about 2 or 3 she went through a stage using the word pulchritudinous she used it correctly but I had to look it up to find out exactly what it meant I think it is definitely up to us to teach our children the proper use of words."
  • "Visual references are stitched through the language - old women were called 'gauna,' literally 'hot milk-skin'; you spoke not of being good but of appearing good; the most precious possession in the city were the well-born, pulchritudinous young men, the kalos k'athagos - the 'noble in mind and appearance.'"
  • "In its fascination with girl-on-girl action, from longing glances and kissing to a climactic catfight that's less lurid than ludicrous, "Roommate" plays like the ultimate indulgence of leering Hollywood executives, eager to ogle pulchritudinous college girls and call it work."