Pulchritude Pul"chri*tude, n. [L. pulchritudo, fr. pulcher beautiful.] 1. That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness. [1913 Webster]

Piercing our heartes with thy pulchritude. --Court of Love. [1913 Webster]

2. Attractive moral excellence; moral beauty. [1913 Webster]

By the pulchritude of their souls make up what is wanting in the beauty of their bodies. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • pulchritude — beauty, c.1400, from L. pulchritudo, from pulcher beautiful, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • pulchritude — [n] beauty adorableness, allure, allurement, attraction, elegance, exquisiteness, glamor, good looks, handsomeness, loveliness, physical attractiveness, prettiness, shapeliness; concept 718 …   New thesaurus

  • pulchritude — [pul′krə to͞od΄, pul′krətyo͞od΄] n. [ME < L pulchritudo < pulcher, beautiful] physical beauty ☆ pulchritudinous [pul′krə to͞od΄ n əs, pul′krə tyo͞od΄ n əs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • pulchritude — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pulchritudin , pulchritudo, from pulchr , pulcher beautiful Date: 15th century physical comeliness • pulchritudinous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pulchritude — /pul kri toohd , tyoohd /, n. physical beauty; comeliness. [1350 1400; ME < L pulchritudo beauty, equiv. to pulchri (comb. form of pulcher beautiful) + tudo TUDE] Syn. loveliness, beauteousness, fairness. * * * …   Universalium

  • pulchritude — noun [ˈpʰʌɫkɹəˌtj̊uːd/ Physical beauty …   Wiktionary

  • pulchritude — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. prettiness, attractiveness, loveliness. see beauty …   English dictionary for students

  • pulchritude — pul|chri|tude [ˈpʌlkrıtju:d US tu:d] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: pulchritudo, from pulcher beautiful ] formal physical beauty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pulchritude — pul|chri|tude [ pʌlkrı,tud ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL physical beauty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pulchritude — pul·chri·tude || pÊŒlkrɪtuːd / tjuːd n. external beauty; glory …   English contemporary dictionary

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