synonyms
  • definitions

complexion

[ kuh m-plek-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF complexion
  • nounskin coloring, appearance
  • nounsomeone's character

Synonyms for complexion

  • coloring
  • hue
  • skin
  • texture
  • tinge
  • tint
  • cast
  • color
  • coloration
  • flush
  • front
  • glow
  • looks
  • mug
  • phiz
  • pigmentation
  • tone
  • skin tone
MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for complexion

  • white
MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLEXION

They were hard-featured men, sallow of complexion, rigid in their looks.

But if she were to die, or lose her complexion, I should kill myself!

His complexion was pale and sodden, and his hair short, dark, and sleek.

She gazed at him in surprise, her complexion changing, her voice faltering.

Can I believe a young fellow of your age and complexion will be content with kissing?

Thou hast often heard me launch out in praise of her complexion.

His complexion is a dark purple, and he has a habit of sighing constantly.

His complexion remained as pale and his eyes as blue as before.

The complexion was colorless but clear, the face being all smooth shaven.

Never had he seen a complexion so transparent, or an eye so expressive.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "bodily constitution," from Old French complexion, complession "combination of humors," hence "temperament, character, make-up," from Latin complexionem (nominative complexio) "combination" (in Late Latin, "physical constitution"), from complexus (see complex (adj.)). Meaning "appearance of the skin of the face" is first recorded mid-15c. In medieval physiology, the color of the face indicated temperament or health.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPLEXION

cast

nounappearance; shade of color
  • air
  • complexion
  • countenance
  • demeanor
  • embodiment
  • expression
  • face
  • hue
  • look
  • manner
  • mien
  • semblance
  • stamp
  • style
  • tinge
  • tint
  • tone
  • turn
  • visage
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT