phrenologist


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phre·nol·o·gy

 (frĭ-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the shape and protuberances of the skull, based on the now discredited belief that they reveal character and mental capacity.

phren′o·log′ic (frĕn′ə-lŏj′ĭk, frē′nə-), phren′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phre·nol′o·gist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phrenologist - someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
charlatan, mountebank - a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
Translations

phrenologist

[frɪˈnɒlədʒɪst] Nfrenólogo/a m/f

phrenologist

nPhrenologe m, → Phrenologin f
References in classic literature ?
To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan; this is a thing which no Physiognomist or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken.
A phrenologist and a mesmerizer came -- and went again and left the village duller and drearier than ever.
How wearisome the grammarian, the phrenologist, the political or religious fanatic, or indeed any possessed mortal whose balance is lost by the exaggeration of a single topic.
A perfect, all-rounded man is so rare that Socrates, one of the noblest pearls of humanity, declared (as a phrenologist of that day) that he was born to be a scamp, and a very bad one.
During the time the Stangersons lived in America they were very intimate with Arthur Rance, who was one of the most distinguished phrenologists of the new world.
The constructive or combining power, by which ingenuity is usually manifested, and to which the phrenologists (I believe erroneously) have assigned a separate organ, supposing it a primitive faculty, has been so frequently seen in those whose intellect bordered otherwise upon idiocy, as to have attracted general observation among writers on morals.
The phrenologist attempts too much prophesy in determining a pursuit for one to follow.
and aids, the skilled phrenologist assessing a psyche by feeling
The singer popped herself down on a wall for a head-massaging session with the phrenologist healer.
Phrenologist, a game winner over course and distance last month, can follow up in the Chris Weatherly Retirement Classified Stakes at Lingfield.
The phrenologist repeatedly appeals to Ruth's natural sense of taste and beauty, implying that such taste is vitally connected to Ruth's status as American citizen.
This view is not so different from those held by pioneer criminologists like Cesare Lombroso, the Italian phrenologist, who sought out patterns in the late nineteenth century by studying hundreds of inmates and then compiling a system of identifiable "criminaloid" types based on physical features, such as that "highwaymen have thick hair and odd-shaped heads.