word of the day :: pulchritude

pulchritude
[puhl-kri-tood, -tyood]

-noun
physical beauty; comeliness

Origin
1350-1400; ME < L pulchritūdō beauty, equiv. to pulchri- (comb. form of pulcher beautiful) + –tūdō -tude

“Fashion is primitive in its insistence on exhibitionism, which withers in isolation. The catwalk fashion show with its incandescent hype is its apotheosis. A ritualized gathering of connoisseurs and the spoilt at a spotlit parade of snazzy pulchritude, it is an industrialized version of the pagan festivals of renewal.”
~ Stephen Bayley ~
British design critic

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Creative freelancer living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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