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Definition of "physique" []

  • The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance: "a short man with . . . the physique of a swimmer” ( John le Carré). (noun)
  • The general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc (noun)

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Use "physique" in a sentence
  • "In this basket of cultures there is the richness of three worldviews, customs including dress, dance and other manifestations of culture, and perhaps more importantly for an artist such as Flores, differences in physique mdash; facial structure, stature, hair texture, comport, etc."
  • "Her youthful glow and lean, athletic physique is most likely attributed to her clean, diet, relentless work ethic, and training with personal trainer Jason Walsh."
  • "Hiccup's less-than-macho nature and scrawny physique is not unlike Wart, the hero of Baruchel's childhood favorite, The Sword in the Stone."