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com·pli·men·ta·ry

complimentary

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pl men t ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: expressing or conveying a compliment.
I was pleased that she made complimentary remarks about my cooking.They had many complimentary things to say about the hotel after they'd stayed there.My mother-in-law is never very complimentary toward me, but she did seem to approve of the dress I was wearing.The publisher was complimentary about the writing style of the book but felt the plot was too complicated.
synonyms:
commendatory, laudatory
antonyms:
abusive, carping, censorious, critical, derogatory, pejorative, scathing, uncomplimentary
similar words:
adulatory, celebratory
definition 2: free of charge.
The hotel provides complimentary items such as shampoo and soap.The snacks you're given on the airline are usually complimentary.
synonyms:
free, gratis, gratuitous, on the house
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derivation: complimentarily (adv.)
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