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English noun: complexion

1. complexion (attribute) the coloring of a person's face

Synonymsskin color, skin colour

Broader (hypernym)color, coloring, colour, colouring

Narrower (hyponym)achromasia, blondness, darkness, duskiness, fairness, lividity, lividness, luridness, paleness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, rosiness, ruddiness, sallowness, swarthiness, tawniness, wanness, whiteness

Attributeblond, blonde, brunet, brunette, light-haired

2. complexion (group) a combination that results from coupling or interlinking

SamplesDiphthongs are complexions of vowels.

Broader (hypernym)combination

3. complexion (cognition) a point of view or general attitude or inclination

SamplesHe altered the complexion of his times.
A liberal political complexion.

Broader (hypernym)point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

4. complexion (attribute) texture and appearance of the skin of the face

Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

5. complexion (attribute) (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

Broader (hypernym)nature

Domain usagearchaicism, archaism

English verb: complexion

1. complexion (change) give a certain color to

SamplesThe setting sun complexioned the hills.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tinct, tinge, tint, touch

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