com·plex·ion /kəmˈplɛkʃən/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the coloring of a person's face [syn: skin color, skin
2: a combination that results from coupling or interlinking;
"diphthongs are complexions of vowels"
3: a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he
altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political
4: texture and appearance of the skin of the face [syn: skin
5: (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
v : give a certain color to; "The setting sun complexioned the