What does complexion mean?

Definitions for complexion
kəmˈplɛk ʃəncom·plex·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexion, skin color, skin colour(noun)

    the coloring of a person's face

  2. complexion(noun)

    a combination that results from coupling or interlinking

    "diphthongs are complexions of vowels"

  3. complexion(noun)

    a point of view or general attitude or inclination

    "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"

  4. complexion(noun)

    texture and appearance of the skin of the face

  5. complexion(verb)

    (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

  6. complexion(verb)

    give a certain color to

    "The setting sun complexioned the hills"


  1. complexion(Noun)

    The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face.

  2. complexion(Noun)

    The outward appearance of something.

  3. complexion(Noun)

    Outlook, attitude, or point of view.

  4. Origin: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complexion(noun)

    the state of being complex; complexity

  2. Complexion(noun)

    a combination; a complex

  3. Complexion(noun)

    the bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature

  4. Complexion(noun)

    the color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face

  5. Complexion(noun)

    the general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news

  6. Origin: [F. complexion, fr. L. complexio. See Complex, a.]


  1. Complexion

    Complexion refers to the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially that of the face.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Complexion

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of complexion in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of complexion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of complexion in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

  3. Paul Wain:

    I told them, ‘We live in Scotland.’ She is a redhead and she has a pale complexion. That’s just the way she is.

  4. Derek Bloomfield:

    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.

  5. Shuting Hu:

    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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