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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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As Miss Lamb had `enjoyed' the story, this speech was not exactly grateful or complimentary.
And he had a good knack at getting in the complimentary thing here and there about a knight that was likely to advertise -- no, I mean a knight that had influence; and he also had a neat gift of exaggeration, for in his time he had kept door for a pious hermit who lived in a sty and worked miracles.
When the noise had moderated a little, the chair proposed that "our illustrious guests be at once elected, by complimentary acclamation, to membership in our ever-glorious organization, the paradise of the free and the perdition of the slave.
She read it to him, just as he liked to have any thing read, slowly and distinctly, and two or three times over, with explanations of every part as she proceeded and he was very much pleased, and, as she had foreseen, especially struck with the complimentary conclusion.
She returned to the house, secretly regretting that she had not heard more of Frank's complimentary complaints.
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 construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father's exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
I should think I did," said the old man, who had now gone through that complimentary process necessary to bring him up to the point of narration; "and a fine old gentleman he was--as fine, and finer nor the Mr.
They were very courteous to me and said many kind and complimentary things, but what seemed to impress them most was that I had won the aid of the fierce Tharks in my campaign for the liberation of Dejah Thoris, and the relief of Helium.
The balance of the long ride to Hanson's northerly camp was made in silence, for both men were occupied with their own thoughts, most of which were far from being either complimentary or loyal to the other.
It is true, they stripped him completely, one taking his horse, another his gun, a third his traps, a fourth his blanket, and so on, through all his accoutrements, and even his clothing, until he was stark naked; but then they generously made him a present of an old tattered buffalo robe, and dismissed him, with many complimentary speeches, and much laughter.
I quite forget what Lord Henry Weston said of you - but it was most complimentary, and you know what an authority he is on beauty.