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SAT vocabulary: pulchritudinous

What does pulchritudinous mean? Read below for the definition.

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pulchritudinous most nearly means

(A) nice (B) comely (C) treacly (D) maudlin (E) archaic

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Now let’s learn about the word pulchritudinous.

Part of Speech of pulchritudinous

pulchritudinous is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation pulchritudinous

Here’s how to pronounce pulchritudinous:

IPA: /pʌl.krɪ.ˈtu.dɪ.nəs/

Glossary-style: [puhl-krih-TOO-dih-nuhs]

Definition of pulchritudinous

pulchritudinous means physically beautiful.

Explain more about pulchritudinous, please

pulchritudinous simply means very beautiful, attractive, or pretty, all in the physical sense. That’s all there is to it. So, you could describe a woman as pulchritudinous, but I would not, for example, say *What a pulchritudinous job you’ve done!

I should also point out that this word is not terribly common. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used the word seriously (i.e., not facetiously or ironically), but the word exists and is still used in modern English.

Example of pulchritudinous

Here’s the word pulchritudinous used in a sentence:

The pulchritudinous Bella entranced the audience with both her alluring beauty and her otherworldly singing.

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