[kom-pluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] ||
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.
Related formscom·pli·men·ta·ri·ly, adverbcom·pli·men·ta·ri·ness, nounin·ter·com·pli·men·ta·ry, adjectivequa·si-com·pli·men·ta·ry, adjectiveun·com·pli·men·ta·ry, adjective
Synonyms for complimentary
Antonyms for complimentary
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Related Words for uncomplimentaryunexpected
Examples from the Web for uncomplimentary
Historical Examples of uncomplimentary
I would have said uncomplimentary things to him had time permitted.
I guess I'll keep my opinions to myself next time, when they are so uncomplimentary.
“You speak in an uncomplimentary fashion of government,” said the girl, smiling.
The Valley troops drew the most uncomplimentary comparisons.
Mr. Grey passed over the uncomplimentary remark with a smile.
British Dictionary definitions for uncomplimentary
not conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
Derived Formscomplimentarily, adverb
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 uncomplimentary
1620s, "conveying a compliment," from compliment (n.) + -ary. In later use loosely meaning "free of charge."
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