Definition of physiognomic in US English:

physiognomic

adjective

  • See physiognomy

    • ‘In addition, it shares an overall similarity of proportions and physiognomic features with the unfortunately weathered statue of the seated god El, also from Ugarit.’
    • ‘A physiognomic examination of Tung's face reveals his immense kindness.’
    • ‘They sought ways to convey sociopolitical status, cultural achievement, and spiritual charisma by augmenting, departing from, or relinquishing the transcription of physiognomic accuracy.’
    • ‘If physiognomic responsibility is accepted then a number of attitudinal conditions must be met.’
    • ‘Huston does show us how old Aunt Julia is, but he has chosen to make her singing match her physiognomic decay.’

Pronunciation

physiognomic

/ˌfizēəˈnämik/