3. The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature. [Obs.]
If his complexion incline him to melancholy.
It is the complexion of them all to leave the dam.
4. The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.
Tall was her stature, her complexion dark.
Between the pale complexion of true love,
And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain.
5. The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.
(Com*plex"ion*al) a. Of or pertaining to constitutional complexion.
A moral rather than a complexional timidity.
(Com*plex"ion*al*ly), adv. Constitutionally. [R.]
Though corruptible, not complexionally vicious.
(Com*plex"ion*a*ry) a. Pertaining to the complexion, or to the care of it. Jer. Taylor.
(Com*plex"ioned) a. Having (such) a complexion; used in composition; as, a dark-
complexioned or a ruddy- complexioned person.
A flower is the best-complexioned grass, as a pearl is the best-colored clay.
(Com*plex"i*ty) n.; pl. Complexities [Cf. F. complexité.]
1. The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
The objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity.
2. That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
Of Arthur's palace.
(Com"plex`ly) adv. In a complex manner; not simply.
(Com"plex`ness), n. The state of being complex; complexity. A. Smith.
(||Com*plex"us) n. [L., an embracing.] A complex; an aggregate of parts; a complication.
(Com*pli"a*ble) a. Capable of bending or yielding; apt to yield; compliant.
Another compliable mind.
The Jews . . . had made their religion compliable, and accommodated to their passions.
(Com*pli"ance) n. [See Comply.]
1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
What compliances will remove dissension?
Ready compliance with the wishes of his people.