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The form, size, and development of a person's body:‘a sturdy, muscular physique’[mass noun] ‘they were much alike in physique’
body, build, figure, frame, anatomy, constitution, shape, form, proportions, body structure, physical structure, physical development, muscles, musculature, skeleton, fleshvital statistics, bod, carcass, chassissomaView synonyms
- ‘Cormier explained how his views on physique perfection were shaped by the ideal aesthetic physiques of the past.’
- ‘The diet which builds up their titanic physiques also harms their health in the long term.’
- ‘Try as we might, we can never ultimately build flawless physiques.’
- ‘They are useful in the treatment of debilitated patients to help restore their physique.’
- ‘It's extremely refreshing to read articles concerning issues about women and seeing women's developed physiques.’
- ‘Of course, we know there is also a lot of expert evidence about average bodies and average physiques and techniques and the like, but there are weights.’
- ‘By 1540, Henry had become fat and he had lost the muscular physique he had when he was younger.’
- ‘These are the basic exercises that have been used to build championship physiques year after year.’
- ‘The past weeks have been spent developing his physique and his technique.’
- ‘So then, why is it that so many people just can't build impressive-looking physiques?’
- ‘The men are nearly identical in height and size and possess strong, muscular physiques.’
- ‘While this technical work was going on, Faldo was also developing his physique and his mind.’
- ‘The heroic muscular physiques in the magazine caught young Brock's attention and fed his desire to work out.’
- ‘A lot of people want to build their physiques right now!’
- ‘Because of this, the people of these places have naturally developed different physiques, complexions, customs, clothing and food.’
- ‘At least it provided an opportunity to note once more how admirably proportioned his huge physique is.’
- ‘Furthermore, proportional physiques simply look better and bigger.’
- ‘The physique is magnificent: muscles ripple beneath the diaphanous folds of the toga.’
- ‘Had his career unfolded more smoothly he may not have developed the physique which will muscle him into Vogts' squad.’
- ‘At the pinnacle of sport, elite athletes often do battle in equipment built to their individual physiques and needs.’
Early 19th century: from French, literally physical (used as a noun).
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