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 George Eliot says: “We get the fonder of our houses if they have a physiognomy of their own, as our friends have.”
His legs are thin, his tail bare, his physiognomy dark, and his skin as black as his hair.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
I find, for one thing, she had given much of her physiognomy to the Friedrich now born.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle