Origin of physiognomy
OTHER WORDS FROM physiognomyphys·i·og·nom·ic [fiz-ee-og-nom-ik, ‐ee-uh-nom‐], /ˌfɪz i ɒgˈnɒm ɪk, ‐i əˈnɒm‐/, phys·i·og·nom·i·cal, phys·i·og·no·mon·ic [fiz-ee-og-nuh-mon-ik, ‐on-uh‐], /ˌfɪz iˌɒg nəˈmɒn ɪk, ‐ˌɒn ə‐/, phys·i·og·no·mon·i·cal, adjectivephys·i·og·nom·i·cal·ly, phys·i·og·no·mon·i·cal·ly, adverbphys·i·og·no·mist, noun
How to use physiognomy in a sentence
The amount of study given to the hand renders it probable that palmistry may have considerable value as a physiognomic science.
Marie learned while very young to reproduce with marvelous skill what were called the attitudes and the physiognomic changes.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
Was I not very possibly myself, on this ground of physiognomic congruity, more physiognomic than anyone else?The Sacred Fount|Henry James
Act, and manner of doing the act, are creditably of a piece with Friedrich Wilhelm; physiognomic of the rugged veracious man.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle