Complexion Definition

kəm-plĕkshən
complexions
noun
complexions
The temperament or constitution of the body.
Webster's New World
The color, texture, and general appearance of the skin, esp. of the face.
Webster's New World
The combination of the qualities of cold, heat, dryness, and moisture, or of the four humors, in certain proportions believed to determine the temperament and constitution of the body.
Webster's New World
General appearance or nature; character; aspect.
Webster's New World
A viewpoint, inclination, or attitude.
A conservative political complexion.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
cyclothymiaendomorphismendomorphymesomorphyambiversionother-directednessectomorphismectomorphyextrovertednessintrovertednessmesomorphismschizothymiasyntonyskin-colourskin-color
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Other Word Forms of Complexion

Noun

Singular:
complexion
Plural:
complexions

Origin of Complexion

  • Middle English complexioun physical constitution from Old French complexion from Late Latin complexiō complexiōn- balance of the humors from Latin combination from complexus past participle of complectī to entwine complect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English complexion (“temperament”), from Old French complexion, French complexion, from Latin complexio (“a combination, connection, period”), from complecti, past participle complexus (“to entwine, encompass”)

    From Wiktionary

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