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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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