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Marked by or having a particular facial complexion. Often used in combination: "A white-haired and ruddy-complected priest stood on the deck of one of the trawlers" (New York Times).
[Back-formation from complection, variant of complexion.]
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(in combination) a US dialect word for complexioned
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complexioned: a light-complected child.
[1800–10, Amer.; complect-, back formation from complexion, presumably taken as *complection + -ed3]
usage: Although criticized by some as a dialectal or nonstandard formation, complected occurs in educated speech and occasionally in edited writing.
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