Definition of physique in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɪˈziːk


  • The form, size, and development of a person’s body: a sturdy, muscular physique [mass noun]: they were much alike in physique
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    • The men are nearly identical in height and size and possess strong, muscular 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.
    • Had his career unfolded more smoothly he may not have developed the physique which will muscle him into Vogts' squad.
    body, build, figure, frame, anatomy, constitution, shape, form, proportions, (physical) make-up, physical/body structure, physical development, muscles, musculature, skeleton, flesh
    informal vital statistics, bod, carcass, chassis
    rare soma


early 19th century: from French, literally 'physical' (used as a noun).

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