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complexionnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəmˈplek.ʃən/
  • complexion noun [C] (FACE)

C2 the ​naturalappearance of the ​skin on a person's ​face, ​especiallyitscolour or ​quality: a ​dark/​fair complexion a ​healthy/​clear/​spotty complexion
  • complexion noun [C] (CHARACTER)

the ​generalcharacter of something: These are ​radicalchanges which will ​alter the complexion of the British ​contemporarydancescene. What Pablo has just said puts an ​entirely/​completely new complexion on (= ​changes) things.
(Definition of complexion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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complexionnoun [C]

 us   /kəmˈplek·ʃən/
the ​color or ​appearance of the ​skin of a person’s ​face: a ​dark/​light/​smooth complexion
(Definition of complexion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “complexion”
in Korean 피부색…
in Arabic بَشرة…
in Malaysian kulit muka…
in French teint…
in Russian цвет лица, вид, характер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 臉, (天然的)面色,膚色,氣色…
in Italian carnagione…
in Turkish ten, yüz, cilt…
in Polish karnacja, światło…
in Spanish tez…
in Vietnamese nước da…
in Portuguese tez, cútis…
in Thai ลักษณะผิว…
in German der Teint…
in Catalan cutis…
in Japanese 顔のつや…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脸, (天然的)面色,肤色,气色…
in Indonesian warna kulit…
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