complimentary

[ kom-pluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree ]
/ ˌkɒm pləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri /

adjective

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.

noun, plural com·pli·men·ta·ries.

something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.

Origin of complimentary

First recorded in 1620–30; compliment + -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for uncomplimentary (1 of 2)

uncomplimentary

/ (ˌʌnkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

not conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment

British Dictionary definitions for uncomplimentary (2 of 2)

complimentary

/ (ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
expressing praise; flattering
given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes
Derived Formscomplimentarily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncomplimentary

complimentary


adj.

1620s, "conveying a compliment," from compliment (n.) + -ary. In later use loosely meaning "free of charge."

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