American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Great physical beauty and appeal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Beauty; comeliness; handsomeness.
- n. Physical beauty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness.
- n. Attractive moral excellence; moral beauty.
- n. physical beauty (especially of a woman)
- Middle English pulcritude, from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher ("beautiful"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pulcritude, from Latin pulchritūdō, from pulcher, pulchr-, beautiful. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If we don't allow people to hug our Republicans without a legitimate reason, it's for reasons of sustainability, not necessarily a lack of pulchritude.”
“In addition to being known as a connoisseur of pulchritude, Hughes had a reputation as an inventor, and was said to have designed a special bra to make even more of Ms. Russell's appearance.”
“Bride's family has a rich friend in Cannes that delights in taking us to one of those places on the Cannes beach where you lounge away trying to avoid noticing the pulchritude from behind your Foster Grants and in fear of slightly moving your hand because it results in a waiter suddenly appearing with an adult beverage just like the last one you ordered.”
“Add to that the friendliness (and pulchritude) of Brasileiras, especially towards American men (sorry ladies -- but hey, I hear China has a serious boy surplus), and you've got yourself an excellent case for falar português.”
“Add to that the friendliness (and pulchritude) of Brasileiras, especially towards American men (sorry ladies -- but hey, I hear China has a serious boy surplus), and you've got yourself an excellent case for falar portuguÃªs.”
“A glance through the 1971 album shows a variety of other pulchritude-reduction methods in operation.”
“What splendor and pulchritude, what symmetry in all things, what assets for the necessities of life have you not granted and assigned to this land and its inhabitants!”
“Every day for 40 years, more than half-a-million viewers could look up and bask in these colossal testaments to American plenty and pulchritude.”
“From his creation of the Follies that bore his name and reflected his twin passions for female pulchritude and spectacular stagecraft to his swan song as producer of the first great modern musical, Show Boat, Ziegfeld transformed burlesque into a new kind of American musical theater.”
“Ah yes, Bildo is such a fine piece of masculine pulchritude.”
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