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Definition of "physiognomical" [physiognomical]

  • Of or pertaining to physiognomy. (adjective)

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Use "physiognomical" in a sentence
  • "With that, and with an expression of face in which a great number of opposite ingredients, such as mischief, cunning, malice, triumph, and patient expectation, were all mixed up together in a kind of physiognomical punch, Miss Miggs composed herself to wait and listen, like some fair ogress who had set a trap and was watching for a nibble from a plump young traveller."
  • "And one final note: Pod has "a round, currant-bunny sort of face", not Christopher Eccleston's bony beauty: cosy 50s baker, not Gotterdammerung in physiognomical form."
  • "Based in Aristotelian physiognomical inference (Prior Analytics II 27, 70b 7 – 4 and the Ps-Aristotelian third century b.c. e. treatise Physiognomy) was rooted in many disciplines, such as medicine (Galen), rhetorics (Polemo), and ethics."
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