Definition of Complexion

1. Noun. The coloring of a person's face.




2. Verb. Give a certain color to. "The setting sun complexioned the hills"
Generic synonyms: Tinct, Tinge, Tint, Touch

3. Noun. A combination that results from coupling or interlinking. "Diphthongs are complexions of vowels"
Generic synonyms: Combination
Derivative terms: Complect

4. Noun. A point of view or general attitude or inclination. "A liberal political complexion"

5. Noun. Texture and appearance of the skin of the face.
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect

6. Noun. (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.
Generic synonyms: Nature
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism

Definition of Complexion

1. n. The state of being complex; complexity.

Definition of Complexion

1. Noun. The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) The outward appearance of something. ¹

3. Noun. Outlook, attitude, or point of view. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complexion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Complexion

1. The colour, texture, and general appearance of the skin of the face. Origin: L. Complexio, a combination, (later) physical condition (05 Mar 2000) An ion formed by the combination of a central metal ion and ligands. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complexion

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complexedness
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complexifications
complexified
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complexifies
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complexin
complexing
complexings
complexion (current term)
complexional
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complexnesses
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complexometry
complexus

Literary usage of Complexion

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"He and I have been much of a temper : he was a little shorter than I, but yet we were much of a complexion. HON. I perceive you know him, and I am apt to ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"CLIMATE AND complexion.* Bv JM BUCHAN, MA TTHERE is a great diversity of opinion as to the reason of the dif- -L ferences of complexion to be observed ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1858)
"But with regard to Africa, it is very remarkable that tribes settled in low lands have generally a darker complexion than those settled in high lands. ..."

4. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"A person clothed with a condition, or bearing a person or character, has jus in rem (or a right availing against the world at large) in the complexion or ..."

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