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Word – Physiognomy Word – Physiognomy
Word – Physiognomy

Word – Physiognomy

Physiognomy – Word of the Day

Meaning:

  1. (noun) A person’s facial features or expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin.
  2. (noun) Physiognomy is the practice of determining a person’s character or personality from their outer appearance—especially the face.
  3. (noun) The general form or appearance of something.

Fun fact: Sometimes, physiognomy can also be referred to as anthroposcopy, though the expression was more common in the 19th century when the word originated.

Origin:

Physiognomy comes from the Greek word physiognomia, which means “the judging of a person’s nature by his features”.

Examples:

  1. Dan and his father have the same physiognomy.
  2. Her friends began to notice a change in her physiognomy.
  3. The Nazis used pseudo-scientific studies in the field of physiognomy to assert the status of Germans as the master race.
  4. Some plastic surgeons are studying the art of physiognomy so that they can better serve their clients.
  5. The nineteenth century was the golden age of physiognomy.
  6. The chemotherapy procedure had entirely transformed his physiognomy. 
  7. The change in physiognomy of the Patagonian landscape was so fast that the Ministry of Environment was worried.
  8. Winston possessed all the physiognomy of an untrustworthy person. There was no way she could marry him.

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