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Meaning of COMPLEXION

Pronunciation:  kum'plekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the coloring of a person's face
  2. [n]  (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
  3. [n]  texture and appearance of the skin of the face
  4. [n]  a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"
  5. [n]  a combination that results from coupling or interlinking; "diphthongs are complexions of vowels"
  6. [v]  give a certain color to; "The setting sun complexioned the hills"
 

COMPLEXION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: skin color, skin colour, skin condition
 
 See Also: achromasia, appearance, blondness, color, coloring, colour, colouring, combination, darkness, duskiness, fairness, hue, imbue, lividity, lividness, luridness, nature, paleness, pallidness, pallor, point of view, rosiness, ruddiness, sallowness, stand, standpoint, swarthiness, tawniness, tinge, viewpoint, visual aspect, wanness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*plex"ion\ (k[o^]m*pl[e^]k"sh[u^]n), n. [F.
complexion, fr. L. complexio. See {Complex}, a.]
1. The state of being complex; complexity. [Obs.]

         Though the terms of propositions may be complex, yet
         . . . it is properly called a simple syllogism,
         since the complexion does not belong to the
         syllogistic form of it.               --I. Watts.

2. A combination; a complex. [Archaic]

         This paragraph is . . . a complexion of sophisms.
                                               --Coleridge.

3. The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or
   natural disposition; character; nature. [Obs.]

         If his complexion incline him to melancholy.
                                               --Milton.

         It is the complexion of them all to leave the dam.
                                               --Shak.

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

         Tall was her stature, her complexion dark.
                                               --Wordsworth.

         Between the pale complexion of true love, And the
         red glow of scorn and proud disdain.  --Shak.

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

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: achromatism, air, ambiversion, bearing, body-build, brand, brow, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, character, characteristic, characteristics, chromatism, chromism, color, color balance, color harmony, color scheme, coloration, coloring, composition, constituents, constitution, countenance, crasis, cycloid personality, cyclothymia, decorator color, demeanor, dharma, diathesis, disposition, ectomorphism, ectomorphy, endomorphism, endomorphy, ethos, extroversion, extrovertedness, face, facial appearance, fashion, favor, feature, features, fiber, form, frame, garb, genius, grain, guise, habit, hue, humor, humors, ilk, individualism, individuality, ingoingness, introversion, introvertedness, key, kind, lineaments, lines, looks, makeup, manner, mesomorphism, mesomorphy, mien, mode, mold, natural color, nature, other-directedness, outgoingness, pallor, personality, personality tendency, physiognomy, physique, port, posture, presence, property, quality, schizoid personality, schizothymia, shade, shape, skin color, somatotype, sort, spirit, stamp, stance, streak, stripe, style, suchness, syntony, system, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, traits, turn, type, undercolor, vein, visage, way
 

 

 

 

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