noun, plural com·pli·men·ta·ries.
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Disparagement painted over with the brushstrokes of complimentary praise is still disparagement.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so, NPR, please prepare a complimentary tote bag for Mr. Cantor.Bill de Blasio Mayoral Win Signals Working Families Party Ascendancy|David Freedlander|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Best Actress Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis has been called a lot of things, most of them complimentary.The Onion Tweets That Quvenzhané Wallis Is the C-Word|Tricia Romano|February 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Complimentary and grateful, the president also allowed himself a moment of reflection.Five Moments From President Obama & Hillary Clinton’s ‘60 Minutes’ Interview|Ben Teitelbaum|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The punchline, which Rivers argued was complimentary, concerned the first lady: “We used to have Jackie O, now we have Blackie O!”
But she holds it on sufferance and by a complimentary construction of language which does not refer to her.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There is humor in the sentiment, one must confess, though it was not complimentary to the absent husband.The White Spark|Orville Livingston Leach
Col. Leonard has received a letter from him in which he offers me a complimentary benefit if I will come there.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The estate agents run a complimentary special train for people going down to bid, and give a lunch before the auction begins.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
The epigrams are frequently pointed, and well expressed, and the complimentary verse is often skilful and well turned.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury