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English definition of “complexion”

complexion

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈplek.ʃən/ us  

complexion noun [C] (FACE)

C2 the natural appearance of the skin on a person's face, especially its colour or quality: a dark/fair complexion a healthy/clear/spotty complexion

complexion noun [C] (CHARACTER)

the general character of something: These are radical changes which will alter the complexion of the British contemporary dance scene. What Pablo has just said puts an entirely/completely new complexion on (= changes) things.
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