noun, plural phys·i·og·no·mies.
Origin of physiognomy
Examples from the Web for physiognomically
Historical Examples of physiognomically
Yet I am told that my eye, eyebrows, and forehead are physiognomically good.Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London
A. St. John Adcock
Will you try to look out for a fit servant for us—simple of heart, physiognomically handsome, and scientific in vaccimulgence?
Yet I am told that my eyes, eyebrows, and forehead are physiognomically good; but of this the deponent knoweth not.
Physiognomically the slaughterman carries his trade-mark legibly enough.No Animal Food
Rupert H. Wheldon
Physiognomically regarded, the Sperm Whale is an anomalous creature.Moby Dick; or The Whale
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.