physiognomy definition

  • noun:
    • The art of judging real human personality from facial features.
    • Divination centered on facial features.
    • Facial functions, specially when regarded as revealing personality.
    • Aspect and personality of an inanimate or abstract entity: the physiognomy of brand new England.
    • The art or pseudoscience of deducing the prevalent temper and other characteristic attributes of the brain from outward appearance, particularly from the popular features of the facial skin.
    • the face area or countenance, according to the temperament regarding the head; specific setup, cast, or appearance of countenance, as denoting personality.
    • the skill of informing fortunes by evaluation regarding the features.
    • the typical look or element of anything, regardless of its medical traits; as, the physiognomy of a plant, or of a meteor.
    • The art and technology of finding the predominant temperament, as well as other characteristic attributes of this brain, because of the outward look, particularly by the features of the face area.
    • the face area or countenance, with respect to the temper for the brain; specific setup, cast, or appearance of countenance, as denoting personality.
    • The art informing fortunes by assessment of features.
    • the overall appearance or part of something, regardless of its medical characteristics.
    • the skill of finding the characteristic characteristics of brain or temperament by observation of the type and movements regarding the face or body, or both. In addition physiognomics.
    • the face area or countenance thought to be an index towards brain or personality; particular configuration, cast, or appearance of countenance.
    • The art of telling fortunes by inspection of the features.
    • the overall look of any such thing, whilst the certain configuration of a landscape; the external aspect, regardless of other characteristics.
    • the real human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are casual terms for `face' and `phiz' is Brit)

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