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.

Origin of physicality

First recorded in 1585–95; physical + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for physicality

carnality, hedonism, animalism, animality, sensuality

Examples from the Web for physicality

Contemporary Examples of physicality

Historical Examples of physicality

  • Their conscious being was not fully exempt from physicality and the sense of sin.

    Unity of Good

    Mary Baker Eddy

British Dictionary definitions for physicality



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

1590s, from physical + -ity.

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