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Definition 1: the coloring of a person's face - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for complexion in the sense of this definition

(complexion is a kind of ...) a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

(... is a kind of complexion ) lightness or fairness of complexion

"only the whiteness of her cheeks gave any indication of the stress from which she was suffering"

(... is a kind of complexion ) a swarthy complexion

(... is a kind of complexion ) the quality or state of being the color of tanned leather

"the tawniness of his complexion"

(... is a kind of complexion ) a sickly yellowish skin color

(... is a kind of complexion ) unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

(... is a kind of complexion ) a healthy reddish complexion

(... is a kind of complexion ) the property of having a naturally light complexion

(... are attributes of complexion) being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

"blond Scandinavians" "a house full of light-haired children"

(... are attributes of complexion) marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes

"a brunette beauty"

Definition 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 - [noun denoting attribute]

(complexion is a kind of ...) the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions

"it is his nature to help others"

(complexion is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 3: texture and appearance of the skin of the face - [noun denoting attribute]

(complexion is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Definition 4: a point of view or general attitude or inclination - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where complexion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he altered the complexion of his times
  • a liberal political complexion

(complexion is a kind of ...) a mental position from which things are viewed

"we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians" "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Definition 5: a combination that results from coupling or interlinking - [noun denoting group]

Samples where complexion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • diphthongs are complexions of vowels

(complexion is a kind of ...) a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

Definition 6: give a certain color to - [verb of change]

Samples where complexion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The setting sun complexioned the hills

(complexion is a kind of ...) color lightly

"her greying hair was tinged blond" "the leaves were tinged red in November"

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