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Despite all evidence to the contrary, pulchritudinous is used to describe a person of great physical attractiveness. No one is quite sure why this is, because the word *sounds* like something unpleasant on the bottom of your shoe.

This is possibly due tothe fact that it shares sounds with words such as sepulchre, repulsive, cretin, lewd, and pus.

It's a good word to use when you'd like someone to *think* you're insulting them.

It is in no way synonymous with lugubriousness. But it should be.
My, but you're looking pulchritudinous today!

Firt kid: You're so pulchritudinous.
Second kid: Mooooooooom, Jimmy's calling me names!
First kid: *righteously indignant* I gave you a compliment!
by Lady Chevalier May 07, 2005
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It is an adjective and it used to describe a person beyond beautiful, the next level above gorgeous, someone that even Aphrodite would envy. To a person who doesn't know the meaning of this word may think at first is that it is a vulgar word and a not nice thing to say. But they are wrong, it is actually the opposite. This word is bloody difficult to say! Only the skilled and boldest can use it very charming. When someone uses this word a shooting star falls from the sky, a phoenix is reborn and an unicorn mates.

This word originated from a man that was totally into this girl, but she has been called cute, hot, sexy, gorgeous, beautiful and even sexy. And when she hear this man call her very attractive, she compared him to the rest. The man had perseverance and refuse to give up his love to this women. He then used his litterateur skills and thought of a word that can describe his feelings one sentence. Pulchritudinous. He said it one night to the girl when she was going to bed. He said ask for the meaning of the word when you are ready. The women sat at nights thinking of the word but gave up and told the man she is ready....It touched her heart even if the word did not sound like a harmony but the meaning and what was inside the word is what it all counts.

pəl-krə-ˈtüd-nəs, -ˈtyüd-; -ˈtü-dən-əs, -ˈtyü
Colt said "Ayyye Shorty! You are ohh sooo pulchritudinous, may I ask you on a date you have never experienced"
by Neonshoes August 31, 2010
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Is characterized by or having great physical beauty and appeal.

admirable, alluring, angelic, appealing, beauteous, bewitching, charming, classy, comely, cute, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, enticing, excellent, exquisite, fair, fascinating, fine, foxy, good-looking, gorgeous, graceful, grand, handsome, ideal, lovely, magnificent, marvelous, nice, pleasing, pretty, radiant, ravishing, refined, resplendent, shapely, sightly, splendid, statuesque, stunning, sublime, superb, symmetrical, taking, well-formed, wonderful, hot
by j. November 20, 2004
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A word used to describe someone or something beautiful or attractive.
Nerd: Sarah, you're so pulchritudinous.

Sarah: WTF? - runs away -

by I_have_no_pseudonym March 20, 2011
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A word you use to call your girlfriend if you run out of other ways to call her beautiful.

Aka a woman named Mariah J
Boy: your beautiful
Girl: your handsome
Boy: your Uhh... pulchritudinous
by Spencerroyb November 24, 2011
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stund with great beauty; handsome; pretty; beautiful.
The boy was so pulchritudinous that every girl in the room was trying to flirt with him.
by Squirrel July 23, 2003
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