noun, plural phys·i·og·no·mies.
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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
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Example sentences from the Web for physiognomy
The nude of the 19th century was often a tool for anatomical study: an intellectualized and idealized approach to physiognomy.‘Masculin/Masculin,’ a Retrospective of Male Nudity in Art, Opens in Paris|Sarah Moroz|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As for his wife, physiognomy championed her even in the face of their accusive talk.Cabbages and Kings|O. Henry
His combined features were commanding and prepossessing, his physiognomy indicating a gigantic intellect.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The bias of his character, the visions of his reveries, and the cast of his figure and physiognomy, were decidedly military.The Entail|John Galt
All his activity was devoted to religion until he undertook his work on physiognomy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
It is quite evident that in the future the study of physiognomy is going to be pursued more vigorously than it has been.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge