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(n) the face, especially when used to determine the character of a person. Origin: Gk physio-, body + gno-, to know => 'to know from bodily features' When someone says that he doesn't trust a person with blue eyes, he is using a person's physiognomy to make judgments about his character. The physiognomist claimed that he could analyse a person's character by observing features like the condition of his hair, the structure and colour of his eyes, how he ate, how he spoke and the size of his chest.