- complection (obsolete)
From Middle English complexion (“temperament”), from Old French complexion, French complexion, from Latin complexiō (“a combination, connection, period”), from complecti, past participle complexus (“to entwine, encompass”)
complexion (plural complexions)
- (obsolete, medicine) The combination of humours making up one's physiological "temperament", being either hot or cold, and moist or dry.
- The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face.
a rugged complexion; a sunburnt complexion
- (figuratively) The outward appearance of something.
- Outlook, attitude, or point of view.
- See also Wikisaurus:countenance
- complexion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- complexion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- (medicine) complexion (combination of humours making up one's physiological "temperament")