- of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
- given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.
- something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.
Origin of complimentary
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1. commendatory, praising, laudatory.
1. abusive, unflattering.
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Examples from the Web for complimentaries
I dont think we are going to have any complimentaries, replied Pep.
No a dime, he says; but he showed me a bunch of complimentaries and laughed and said hed sell them cheap.
Through some unaccountable oversight, they neglected to specially mark or punch these complimentaries.A Pirate of Parts
- conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
- expressing praise; flattering
- given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes
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Word Origin and History for complimentaries
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