HyperDic: complexion

English > 6 senses of the word complexion:
NOUNattributecomplexion, skin color, skin colourthe coloring of a person's face
groupcomplexiona combination that results from coupling or interlinking
cognitioncomplexiona point of view or general attitude or inclination
attributecomplexiontexture / texture and appearance of the skin of the face
attributecomplexion(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
VERBchangecomplexiongive a certain color to
complexion > pronunciation
Soundskahmpeh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > complexion: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe coloring of a person's face.
Synonymsskin color, skin colour
Attributesblond, blonde, light-hairedBeing or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
brunet, brunettemarked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
Narrowerdarkness, duskiness, swarthinessA swarthy complexion
lividness, lividity, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness, achromasiaunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
paleness, blondness, fairnessThe property of having a naturally light complexion
ruddiness, rosinessA healthy reddish complexion
sallownessA sickly yellowish skin color
tawninessThe quality or state of being the color of tanned leather
whitenesslightness or fairness of complexion
Broadercolor, colour, coloring, colouringA visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
Spanishcolor de la piel, tez
Verbscomplexiongive a certain color to
English > complexion: 6 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA combination that results from coupling or interlinking.
Example"diphthongs are complexions of vowels"
BroadercombinationA collection of things that have been combined
Verbscomplectbe interwoven or interconnected
English > complexion: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA point of view or general attitude or inclination.
Examples
  • "he altered the complexion of his times"
  • "a liberal political complexion"
Broaderpoint of view, viewpoint, stand, standpointA mental position from which things are viewed
English > complexion: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningtexture / texture and appearance of the skin of the face.
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishcomplexión
Catalancomplexió
Verbscomplexiongive a certain color to
English > complexion: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaning(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.
BroadernatureThe complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
English > complexion: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGive a certain color to.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The setting sun complexioned the hills"
Broadertint, tinct, tinge, touchcolor lightly
Nounscomplexionthe coloring of a person's face
complexiontexture / texture and appearance of the skin of the face

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