Wednesday Winner: Pulchritudinous


7 people submitted pulchritudinous! Here are some of our favorite reasons for choosing this word:

Charlinise said she chose this word because “It’s such a beautiful and sophisticated word. Plus ‘beautiful’ is too common.”

Megan W. said she chose this word because “It is a big word for beautiful and sounds nothing like beautiful; yet, it is a beautiful word.”

Thank you to everyone who submitted this word:

Charlinise, West Orange, New Jersey
Lola H., Penshurst, Australia
Jean S., Arcadia, California
Kaitlynn B., Canada
Megan W., Menifee, California
Hector R., New York, New York
Piyush P., Patna, India

Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections!


  1. anand -  November 14, 2014 - 8:56 am

    i want to salute this site, it’s the citadel of knowledge, awesome…! Knowledge hub, keep it continue…love from india

  2. @Erin_n_Eric -  September 16, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    Love the word! I might have to work on it:) what she said is right!!!
    “BEAUTIFUL” is 2 common word to use.
    But this word is 222222 hard to use nn

    • montell -  September 17, 2014 - 7:44 am

      wats up

  3. MINH CHAU PHAN -  September 16, 2014 - 7:35 am

    you mean just?

    • MINH CHAU PHAN -  September 16, 2014 - 7:37 am

      i mean i should not write just!

  4. Vilka -  September 11, 2014 - 5:37 am

    It’s such and ugly sounding word. How deliciously ironic.

  5. Bri -  September 10, 2014 - 1:10 am

    What a cool word
    pity more people don’t know it:)

  6. raymond Schricker -  September 6, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    i remember years ago i told the English professor that i had that she looked pulchritudinous. i remember her then saying “Yes!” and giving me a thumb’s up. i suppose that she was surprised at the use of such an uncommon word by a past student :-).

  7. Satyam Dhar -  September 4, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    I had submitted this word too as “pulchritudinous”. Why isn’t my name in the credits? :’(

  8. abigail manu -  August 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

    i luv this new words thing,itmakes me glow in speech

  9. Sarah -  August 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

    I like this word because it isn’t beautiful. Pulchritude. Blah. The irony is what I like about it; before knowing the meaning, if someone had called me pulchritudinous I would have been offended. I wonder how much semantics lead us to our impressions of beauty.

  10. Irfan -  August 28, 2014 - 8:13 am

    I luv this word

  11. Nemo -  August 27, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    Argh! This has already been a WOTD!! You can’t do it twice.

    • MINH CHAU PHAN -  September 16, 2014 - 7:33 am

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN WOTD??????????

  12. KP -  August 27, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    I love this word. Does anyone know of an equally beautiful word meaning beautiful on the inside?

    • PGow -  September 22, 2014 - 1:14 am

      that will be just the plain and simple ………compassion.

  13. Anna -  August 27, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Make that 8 people who love that word, because it’s my favorite too!

  14. Gabriel -  August 27, 2014 - 7:31 am

    Jux love learning new words

    • MINH CHAU PHAN -  September 16, 2014 - 7:37 am

      you mean just???


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