complexion, skin color, skin colour(noun)
the coloring of a person's face
a combination that results from coupling or interlinking
"diphthongs are complexions of vowels"
a point of view or general attitude or inclination
"he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"
texture and appearance of the skin of the face
(obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
give a certain color to
"The setting sun complexioned the hills"
The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face.
The outward appearance of something.
Outlook, attitude, or point of view.
Origin: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus
the state of being complex; complexity
a combination; a complex
the bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature
the color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face
the general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news
Origin: [F. complexion, fr. L. complexio. See Complex, a.]
Complexion refers to the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially that of the face.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-plek′shun, n. disposition: colour: quality: colour or look of the skin, esp. of the face: general appearance, temperament, or texture: (Shak.) bodily constitution.—v.t. to give a colour to.—adjs. Complex′ional, pertaining to the complexion; Complex′ioned, having a certain complexion, or temperament; Complex′ionless, colourless: pale. [Fr.,—L. complexio, a combination, physical structure of body—complecti, complexus, to embrace—plectĕre, to plait.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Color for the face. From Eng. _complex_, difficult, and _shun_, to avoid. To avoid difficulty, buy it of the druggist.
The numerical value of complexion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of complexion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of complexion in a Sentence
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
I told them, ‘We live in Scotland.’ She is a redhead and she has a pale complexion. That’s just the way she is.
He has had the grumpy expression from day one, the vet said he's as healthy as any other puppy. He just looks grumpy because of his underbite, wrinkles and dark complexion.
In East Asian culture, women prefer lighter skin tone because they believe' y? bái zh? b?i ch?u,' which means' a white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults,'.
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- pokožka, barva pleti, pleťCzech
- Gesichtsfarbe, TeintGerman
- teint, complexionFrench
- warna kulit mukaIndonesian
- 顔色, 안색Korean
- TeintLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- єнгє зїсMongolian
- warna kulitMalay
- kleur, huidskleur, tintDutch
- karnacja, ceraPolish
- ten, trăsăturaRomanian
- цвет лицаRussian
- pamje e lëkurësAlbanian
- kulay ng balat, kutisTagalog
- nước daVietnamese
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