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physiognomy

phys·i·og·no·my

physiognomy

 
pronunciation:
fI zi ag n mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: physiognomies
definition 1: the facial or surface features of a person or other living creature.
synonyms:
face, features
similar words:
aspect, countenance, expression, profile
definition 2: the practice of interpreting or judging character from such surface features, esp. facial ones.
similar words:
phrenology
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derivations: physiognomic (adj.), physiognomist (n.)
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