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complexion, skin color, skin colournoun
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.
Etymology: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: complexio, Latin.
Though the terms of propositions may be complex, yet where the composition of the whole argument is thus plain, simple and regular, it is properly called a simple syllogism, since the complexion does not belong to the syllogistick form of it. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Men judge by the complexion of the sky
The state and inclination of the day. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
How sweetly dost thou minister to love,
That know love’s grief by his complexion! William Shakespeare.
What see you in those papers, that you lose
So much complexion? William Shakespeare, Henry V.
He so takes on yonder, so rails against all married mankind, so curses all Eve’s daughters, of what complexion soever. William Shakespeare.
Why doth not beauty then refine the wit,
And good complexion rectify the will? Davies.
Niceness, though it renders them insignificant to great purposes, yet it polishes their complexion, and makes their spirits seem more vigorous. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.
If I write on a black man, I run over all the eminent persons of that complexion. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 262.
’Tis ill, though different your complexions are,
The family of heav n for men should war. John Dryden, Fables.
For from all tempers he could service draw,
The worth of each, with its allay, he knew;
And, as the confident of nature, saw
How she complexions did divide and brew. Dryden.
The methods of providence men of this complexion must be unfit for the contemplation of. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Let melancholy rule supreme,
Choler preside, or blood or phlegm,
It makes no diff’rence in the case,
Nor is complexion honour’s place. Jonathan Swift.
Complexion in humans is the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially on the face.
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
Etymology: [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, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
I was able to trace this back to a comment that was made by Prince Charles to [Duchess] Camilla on the day that the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s engagement was made, and what he did was casually turn to her like any grandparent to be would do and say, ‘I wonder what their children will look like, hair color, eye color, complexion.’.
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.
People are really stupid. They think you're serious and intelligent if you're a brunette with a pale complexion and a bit of hooked nose. If you're blonde and pretty, they don't give you that sort of part. It's short-sighted and stupid, but that's how it goes.
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, pleť, barva pletiCzech
- Gesichtsfarbe, TeintGerman
- teint, complexionFrench
- warna kulit mukaIndonesian
- 顔色, 안색Korean
- TeintLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- єнгє зїсMongolian
- warna kulitMalay
- kleur, tint, huidskleurDutch
- karnacja, ceraPolish
- ten, trăsăturaRomanian
- цвет лицаRussian
- pamje e lëkurësAlbanian
- kutis, kulay ng balatTagalog
- nước daVietnamese
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