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Definitions of complexion

  1. give a certain color to; "The setting sun complexioned the hills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the coloring of a person's face Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (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
  4. texture and appearance of the skin of the face Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a combination that results from coupling or interlinking; "diphthongs are complexions of vowels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The state of being complex; complexity. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A combination; a complex. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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.
  13. 1. The color and general condition of the skin, especially the skin of the face. 2. Temperament (obsolete). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. 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.
  15. Temperament; color of the skin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The color of the skin, especially of the face. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Aspect; character; quality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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--plect[)e]re, to plait.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Complexio. Often employed, in English, for the colour of the face, as "He has a good complexion," - a "sallow complexion," &c. It formerly had a more extensive signification, and still has in France. It signifies the aggregate of physical characters presented by any individual, considered with respect to his external arrangement or condition. It means more than constitution, for which it is used synonymously in many cases; and differs from temperament, which is less the external condition of the body that the state or disposition of the organs in health. - H. Cloquet. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. Natural colour, texture, & appearance, of the skin (esp. of face); (fig.) character, aspect, as his conduct wears another c. Hence-complexioned, complexionless, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. As commonly used, the general appearance of the face, especially as to the tints of the skin, hair, and eyes. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. The entire appearance of an individual in its relation to his health. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. [Latin] State of being complex; connection of parts; frame or texture; — colour or hue of the skin, particularly of the face; general appearance or aspect. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. Involution of one thing in an other; the colour of the external, parts of any body; the temperature of the body. Complete Dictionary
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