pulchritudinous | pulchritude

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physically beautiful

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pulchritudinous - beautiful

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Even though the formal term ‘pulchritudinous’ looks and sounds like an ugly word better suited to expressing an illness or nasty disposition, it actually describes a person, particularly a woman, of striking natural beauty. The term is most commonly encountered in written English, especially in literature.

Synonyms alluring
Antonyms unsightly

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  1. The fashion company hired the pulchritudinous model to be the face of their latest marketing campaign.

  2. The speaker highlighted the fleeting nature of physical pulchritude, and then explained why it was important for an individual to work on their mind and character.

  3. Hollywood is full of pulchritudinous stars who have the ability to grab the audience’s attention on the big screen.

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