What does pulchritudinous mean? Read below for the definition.
Quick vocab quiz for the word pulchritudinous
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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.
Here’s how to pronounce pulchritudinous:
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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