Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
complexion /kəm'plekʃn/
  • danh từ
    • nước da
      • a fair complexion: nước da đẹp
    • (nghĩa bóng) vẻ ngoài; tính chất (công việc); hình thái, cục diện
      • this great victory changed the complexion of the war: thắng lợi lớn này làm thay đổi cục diện của cuộc chiến tranh
Concise Dictionary
+the coloring of a person's face
+a combination that results from coupling or interlinking
+a point of view or general attitude or inclination
+texture and appearance of the skin of the face
+(obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
+give a certain color to
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 the natural colour and condition of the skin on a person's face: a pale / bad complexion
2 [usually sing.] the general character of sth: a move which changed the political complexion of the northern states
Idioms: put a new / different complexion on sth to change the way that a situation appears
Collocation Dictionary

1 colour/quality of the skin/face


clear, flawless, fresh, glowing, healthy, lovely, nice, perfect | bad, blotchy, dull, pallid, pasty, sallow | ageing | creamy, fair, milky, pale | dark, olive, swarthy, tanned | florid, pink, rosy, ruddy
a young girl with a rosy complexion
| yellow | pitted | smooth


have | give sb
Years of heavy drinking had given Alison a florid complexion.

2 general nature/character of sth


serious | different, new | political, social
a change in the political complexion of the council


put, take on
What you have told us puts quite a different complexion on the situation. The joke took on a rather serious complexion when the police became involved.

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