1 definition by James_Hogg
Pulchritude denotes beauty so extreme that it creates a grotesque state of excess. Note that pulchritude is not a mixture of beauty and grotesqueness; rather, pulchritudinous persons or objects are only grotesque in that their beauty is so awesomely disconcerting as to render onlookers trepid, if not to repel them altogether.
The pulchritude on display by the notorious party school's leisure pool kept all but the most stoic faculty members from frequenting the spot.
by James_Hogg August 15, 2011