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complexion

com·plex·ion

complexion

 
 
pronunciation:
km plek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the natural hue, appearance, and condition of the skin, esp. of the face.
a ruddy complexionan oily complexion
synonyms:
color, coloring
similar words:
appearance, aspect, cast, coloration
definition 2: the general appearance or character of a situation or set of circumstances.
This information puts a new complexion on the matter.
synonyms:
air, atmosphere, cast, character, semblance, spirit, tone
similar words:
appearance, aspect, characteristic, coloration, countenance, face, feature, front, indication, look, presentation, property, quality, seeming, trait
derivation: complexional (adj.)
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