Definition of complexion in English:

complexion

Line breaks: com|plex¦ion
Pronunciation: /kəmˈplɛkʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 1The natural colour, texture, and appearance of a person’s skin, especially of the face: an attractive girl with a pale complexion
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    • She had waist length, ebony hair and her skin complexion wasn't too pale nor too dark.
    • It is believed to help clear the complexion and give the skin a fine texture and bring out its natural glow.
    • My only worry is, I don't think orange is a colour that suits my complexion.
    Synonyms
    skin, skin colour, skin colouring, skin tone, skin texture, pigmentation

Derivatives

complexioned

adjective
[in combination]: they were both fair-complexioned

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin complexio(n-) 'combination' (in late Latin 'physical constitution'), from complectere 'embrace, comprise'. The term originally denoted physical constitution or temperament determined by the combination of the four bodily humours, hence sense 1 (late 16th century) as a visible sign of this.

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