The definition of complexion is the natural color and characteristics of your skin or the general appearance or nature of something.(noun)
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Origin: ME complexioun < OFr complexion, combination of humors, hence temperament < L complexio, combination < complexus: see complex
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Origin: Middle English complexioun, physical constitution
Origin: , from Old French complexion
Origin: , from Late Latin complexiō, complexiōn-, balance of the humors
Origin: , from Latin, combination
Origin: , from complexus
Origin: , past participle of complectī, to entwine; see complect.
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See also skin.
absence of pigmentation in the skin.
greensickness; a disease of girls in puberty, characterized by, among other symptoms, greenishness of the complexion.
a redness of beard and hair and ruddiness of complexion. —erythristic, erythrismal, adj.
a mania for blushing.
paleness of color as a result of illness or exclusion from light. See also plants.
the condition of being florid or highly colored, especially reddish, used especially of the complexion. — florid, adj.
a disease of the liver, characterized by, among other symptoms, yellowness of the skin. Also called icterus.
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
1. the state, condition, quality, or process of becoming or being red.
2. a blush.
3. the act of blushing. —rubescent, adj.
reddishness or ruddiness, especially of the complexion. —rubicund, adj.
a chronic condition of dilatation of the capillaries and other blood vessels, as seen in the reddish faces of heavy drinkers and people whose faces are continually exposed to cold climates. —telangiectic, adj.
a person with light-colored hair and fair complexion. —xanthochroid, xanthochroous, adj.
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