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complexion

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< Middle English complexion (temperament) < Old French complexion, French complexion < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] complexio (a combination, connection, period) < complecti, pp. complexus (to entwine, encompass)

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complexion

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complexion ({{{1}}})
  1. The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face.
  2. (figuratively) The outward appearance of something.
  3. Outlook, attitude, or point of view.

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  • WikiSaurus.png Wikisaurus has an article on “face” in the sense of “countenance”.

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