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Definitions of complexion

  1. the coloring of a person's face Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. texture and appearance of the skin of the face Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a combination that results from coupling or interlinking; "diphthongs are complexions of vowels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being complex; complexity. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A combination; a complex. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The color of the skin, especially of the face; aspect; general appearance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Color or look of the skin, esp. of the face: general appearance, temperament, or texture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Temperament; color of the skin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The color of the skin, especially of the face. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Aspect; character; quality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The colour of the skin, particularly of the face; the external aspect; the temperament, habitude, or natural disposition of the body; a complex state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The hue or colour of the skin, particularly of the face; colour of the whole skin; natural temperament or disposition of the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for complexion

  1. They say he has a South American complexion – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. He had deep black eyes, and black hair, like Hilda's; good, regular teeth, and a clear complexion perhaps his nose was rather large, but it was straight. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
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