noun, plural phys·i·og·no·mies.
Origin of physiognomy
Examples from the Web for physiognomic
Historical Examples of physiognomic
Act, and manner of doing the act, are creditably of a piece with Friedrich Wilhelm; physiognomic of the rugged veracious man.
Was I not very possibly myself, on this ground of physiognomic congruity, more physiognomic than anyone else?The Sacred Fount
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
Word Origin for physiognomy
late 14c., "art of judging characters from facial features," from Old French phizonomie and directly from Late Latin physiognomia, from Greek physiognomia "the judging of a person's nature by his features," from physio- (see physio-) + gnomon (genitive gnomonos) "judge, indicator" (see gnomon). Meaning "face, countenance, features" is from c.1400. Related: Physiognomical.