noun, plural phys·i·og·no·mies.
Origin of physiognomy
Related Words for physiognomieslook, mien, appearance, feature, countenance, aspect, portrait, expression, visage
Examples from the Web for physiognomies
Historical Examples of physiognomies
Their physiognomies were such as inspire benevolence and command respect.The Man With The Broken Ear
Generally their physiognomies are pleasing, but they cannot be said to have much character.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
The talents of Bohemia were as diverse as the physiognomies of its citizens.Vie de Bohme
To judge by their physiognomies, they ruled by brute force and craft.Cathedral Cities of Italy
William Wiehe Collins
Things lose their individuality, and men their physiognomies.The Reform of Education
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.