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Synonyms for complexion
kəmˈplɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complexion, skin color, skin colour(noun)

    the coloring of a person's face

    skin color, skin colour

  2. complexion(noun)

    a combination that results from coupling or interlinking

    "diphthongs are complexions of vowels"

    skin color, skin colour

  3. complexion(noun)

    a point of view or general attitude or inclination

    "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"

    skin color, skin colour

  4. complexion(noun)

    texture and appearance of the skin of the face

    skin color, skin colour

  5. complexion(verb)

    (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

    skin color, skin colour

  6. complexion(verb)

    give a certain color to

    "The setting sun complexioned the hills"

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complexion

    face, aspect, color, look, feature, appearance, character, hue, interpretation, indication

    unindicativeness, concealment, reticence, inexpression, heart, core

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complexion(n.)

    color, hue, or tint (of the face)

  2. complexion(n.)

    appearance, aspect, look

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "complexion":

    skin, colour, coloring, physiognomy, color

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How to use complexion in a sentence?

  1. Paul Wain:

    I told them, ‘We live in Scotland.’ She is a redhead and she has a pale complexion. That’s just the way she is.

  2. Derek Bloomfield:

    He has had the grumpy expression from day one, the vet said he's as healthy as any other puppy. He just looks grumpy because of his underbite, wrinkles and dark complexion.

  3. Helen Baxendale:

    People are really stupid. They think you're serious and intelligent if you're a brunette with a pale complexion and a bit of hooked nose. If you're blonde and pretty, they don't give you that sort of part. It's short-sighted and stupid, but that's how it goes.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

  5. Herieth Paul:

    This past season has been the most diverse with many models sharing their experiences so let's hope it's not a trend but a breakthrough, i've had challenges finding work in some countries because black models weren't in season at that time, my hair and finding makeup to match my complexion have been the most difficult.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. erect
    • B. sagging
    • C. tense
    • D. upright

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