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Definitions for complexion
kəmˈplɛk ʃəncom·plex·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexion, skin color, skin colournoun

    the coloring of a person's face

  2. complexionnoun

    a combination that results from coupling or interlinking

    "diphthongs are complexions of vowels"

  3. complexionnoun

    a point of view or general attitude or inclination

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

  4. complexionnoun

    texture and appearance of the skin of the face

  5. complexionverb

    (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. complexionverb

    give a certain color to

    "The setting sun complexioned the hills"

Wiktionary

  1. complexionnoun

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

    Etymology: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus

  2. complexionnoun

    The outward appearance of something.

    Etymology: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus

  3. complexionnoun

    Outlook, attitude, or point of view.

    Etymology: From complexion, from complexion, complexion, from complexio, from complecti, past participle complexus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complexionnoun

    the state of being complex; complexity

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

  2. Complexionnoun

    a combination; a complex

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

  3. Complexionnoun

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

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

  4. Complexionnoun

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

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

  5. Complexionnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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

  1. COMPLEXION

    Color for the face. From Eng. _complex_, difficult, and _shun_, to avoid. To avoid difficulty, buy it of the druggist.

How to pronounce complexion?

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Numerology

  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. Herieth Paul:

    This past season has been the most diverse with many models sharing their experiences so let's hope it's not a trend but a breakthrough, i've had challenges finding work in some countries because black models weren't in season at that time, my hair and finding makeup to match my complexion have been the most difficult.

  2. 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.

  3. Helen Baxendale:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Beware of a person who talks about Nature, animal care , human well-being/welfare or any such nice quotes, but share own picture oft with thoughts poster or on posts on social media sphere. More to be careful of him/her if that individual is a billionaire or bewitching beauty (woman) or lover of own fair complexion, anyone occupying big chair and many people seem often hanging around him/her here & there. Because it is most likely that Betrayer, Bluffer, Boot=licker, Big credit-snatcher/pretender, Buffoon/Duffer ,Dirty-politics player, Philanderer, Swindler, Self-seeker/Self-obsessive nature is deeply embedded in his/her character somewhere.

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