Meaning of physiognomy
Pronunciation: (fiz"ē-og'nu-mē, -on'u-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
- the face or countenance, esp. when considered as an index to the character: a fierce physiognomy.
- Also calledthe art of determining character or personal characteristics from the form or features of the body, esp. of the face.
- the outward appearance of anything, taken as offering some insight into its character: the physiognomy of a nation.
- physiognomy (Thesaurus)