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complexion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complexion  \Com*plex"ion\  (k[o^]m*pl[e^]k"sh[u^]n),  n.  [F. 
  complexion,  fr  L.  complexio.  See  {Complex},  a.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  complex;  complexity.  [Obs.] 
 
  Though  the  terms  of  propositions  may  be  complex,  yet 
  .  .  .  it  is  properly  called  a  simple  syllogism, 
  since  the  complexion  does  not  belong  to  the 
  syllogistic  form  of  it  --I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  A  combination;  a  complex.  [Archaic] 
 
  This  paragraph  is  .  .  .  a  complexion  of  sophisms. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  The  bodily  constitution;  the  temperament;  habitude,  or 
  natural  disposition;  character;  nature.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  his  complexion  incline  him  to  melancholy. 
  --Milton. 
 
  It  is  the  complexion  of  them  all  to  leave  the  dam. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  color  or  hue  of  the  skin,  esp.  of  the  face. 
 
  Tall  was  her  stature,  her  complexion  dark. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Between  the  pale  complexion  of  true  love,  And  the 
  red  glow  of  scorn  and  proud  disdain.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  The  general  appearance  or  aspect;  as  the  complexion  of 
  the  sky;  the  complexion  of  the  news 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complexion 
  n  1:  the  coloring  of  a  person's  face  [syn:  {complection},  {skin 
  color},  {skin  colour}] 
  2:  texture  and  appearance  of  the  skin  of  the  face  [syn:  {skin 
  condition}] 
  v  :  give  a  certain  color  to  "The  setting  sun  complexioned  the 
  hills" 




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