Definition of complexion
- a dark complexion
- by changing the complexion of the legislative branch
- —Trevor Armbrister
She has a dark complexion.
All of the children had healthy complexions.
The complexion of the neighborhood has changed over the years.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: the color or appearance of the skin especially on the face
: the general appearance or character of something
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