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Definition of "complexion" []

  • The natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face. (noun)
  • General character, aspect, or appearance: findings that will alter the complexion of the problem. (noun)
  • A viewpoint, inclination, or attitude: a conservative political complexion. (noun)
  • The combination of the four humors of cold, heat, moistness, and dryness in specific proportions, thought in ancient and medieval physiology to control the temperament and the constitution of the body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "complexion" in a sentence
  • "If your complexion is a bit sallow or rosy, pick a wheat shade of blond."
  • "I used to be pretty, with porcelain complexion; I used to be slim; I used to be dynamic and active --- all that is gone, at least for now."
  • "My secret to a clear, healthy, zit-free complexion is now yours."