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com·pli·men·ta·ry

 (kŏm′plə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
adj.
1. Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment: a concert that received complimentary reviews.
2. Given as a courtesy at no charge: complimentary copies of the new book.

com′pli·men′ta·ri·ly adv.

complimentary

(ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
2. expressing praise; flattering
3. given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes
ˌcompliˈmentarily adv

com•pli•men•ta•ry

(ˌkɒm pləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
2. given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.
n.
3. something given or supplied without charge, esp. as an inducement to prospective customers.
[1620–30]
com`pli•men′ta•ri•ly, adv.
com`pli•men′ta•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.complimentary - conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
2.complimentary - costing nothing; "complimentary tickets"; "free admission"
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"

complimentary

adjective
1. flattering, approving, appreciative, congratulatory, laudatory, eulogistic, commendatory We often get complimentary remarks regarding the quality of our service.
flattering critical, insulting, abusive, scathing, disparaging, unflattering, uncomplimentary, fault-finding
2. free, donated, courtesy, honorary, free of charge, on the house, gratuitous, gratis He had complimentary tickets for the show.

complimentary

adjective
2. Costing nothing:
Idiom: on the house.
Translations
إطْرائي، مَدْحِيمُجَامِلمَجّاني، تَكْريمي
pochvalnýbezplatnýlichotivý
gratiskomplimenterenderosende
kohteliasimarteleva
laskav
tisztelet-
gefins, ókeypishrósandi
称賛の
칭찬하는
lichotivý
brezplačenlaskavvljudnosten
berömmande
ที่ชมเชย
bedavahayranlık ifade edenövgülüövücüparasız
khen ngợi

complimentary

[ˌkɒmplɪˈmentərɪ] ADJ
1. [remark etc] → elogioso
he was very complimentary about the playhabló de la obra en términos muy favorables
2. (= free) [copy of book etc] → de obsequio
complimentary ticketinvitación f

complimentary

[ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntəri] adj
(= flattering) [person] → flatteur/euse; [remark] → élogieux/euse
to be complimentary about sth → faire des compliments sur qch
He was very complimentary about my garden → Il a fait des compliments sur mon jardin.
(= free) [tickets, refreshments] → gratuit(e)
I've got two complimentary tickets for tonight → J'ai deux places gratuites pour ce soir.compliments slip [ˈkɒmplɪməntsslɪp] ncarte f (avec les compliments de l'expéditeur)

complimentary

adj
(= praising)schmeichelhaft; complimentary closeSchlussformel f; to be complimentary about somebody/somethingsich schmeichelhaft über jdn/etw äußern, jdn/etw loben
(= free) seat, ticketFrei-; complimentary copyFreiexemplar nt; (of magazine)Werbenummer f

complimentary

[ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntrɪ] adj (remark) → lusinghiero/a, elogiativo/a; (free, ticket) → (in) omaggio inv

compliment

(ˈkompləmənt) noun
an expression of praise or flattery. He's always paying her compliments.
(kompliˈment) verb
to praise or flatter. He complimented her on her cooking.
ˌcompliˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
(negative uncomplimentary).
1. flattering or praising. complimentary remarks.
2. given free. a complimentary ticket.
with compliments
used when sending a gift etc. `With compliments from a secret admirer'.

to pay a compliment (not complement).

complimentary

مُجَامِل pochvalný rosende schmeichelhaft κολακευτικός elogioso kohtelias gratuit laskav lusinghiero 称賛の 칭찬하는 complimenteus rosende pochlebny cortês поздравительный berömmande ที่ชมเชย övücü khen ngợi 赞美的
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Hereupon there was another shaking of hands for five minutes longer, accompanied by a great number of complimentary speeches, which, besides being complimentary, had the additional and very novel recommendation of being sincere.
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The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer, and the mother of two children withal, this lieutenant had already earned the complimentary name of The Vengeance.
my Lady added--meaning, no doubt, to be more complimentary still.
Now, my dear Tess, if I did not know that you are very much excited, and very inexperienced, I should say that remark was not very complimentary.