physicality

[ fiz-i-kal-i-tee ]
/ ˌfɪz ɪˈkæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural phys·i·cal·i·ties.

the physical attributes of a person, especially when overdeveloped or overemphasized.
preoccupation with one's body, physical needs, or appetites.

Nearby words

  1. physical science,
  2. physical sign,
  3. physical therapy,
  4. physicalism,
  5. physicalistic,
  6. physicalize,
  7. physically,
  8. physically challenged,
  9. physicals,
  10. physician

Origin of physicality

First recorded in 1585–95; physical + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for physicalities

physicality

/ (ˌfɪzɪˈkælɪtɪ) /

noun

the state or quality of being physical
the physical characteristics of a person, object, etc
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Word Origin and History for physicalities

physicality

n.

1590s, from physical + -ity.

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