uncomplimentary


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un·com·pli·men·ta·ry

 (ŭn′kŏm-plə-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)
adj.
Not complimentary; derogatory.

uncomplimentary

(ˌʌnkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
not conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncomplimentary - showing or representing unfavorably; "an unflattering portrait"; "an uncomplimentary dress"
2.uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparageuncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
complimentary - conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark"

uncomplimentary

adjective
Translations

uncomplimentary

[ˈʌnˌkɒmplɪˈmentərɪ] ADJpoco halagüeño or halagador, nada lisonjero

uncomplimentary

adjunschmeichelhaft; to be uncomplimentary about somebody/somethingsich nicht sehr schmeichelhaft über jdn/etw äußern

uncomplimentary

[ˌʌnkɒmplɪˈmɛntrɪ] adjpoco gentile
References in classic literature ?
Wakem was not without this parenthetic vindictiveness toward the uncomplimentary miller; and now Mrs.
He could not understand them, but gathered that they were uncomplimentary. At any rate, they stimulated a little man in evening dress strolling along the pavement towards him, to become suddenly animated and to leap from side to side with outstretched arms.
Rose thought that very pathetic, and, overlooking the uncomplimentary word "even" in that last sentence, she said, with a timid sort of earnestness that conquered her cousin at once
They made uncomplimentary remarks about him, for each of them had felt the weight of Taug's mighty hands and the strength of his great jaws.
'Well, Marchioness,' said Mr Swiveller, 'that's not uncomplimentary. Merriment, Marchioness, is not a bad or a degrading quality.
With his usual uncomplimentary frankness Arnold summarily described the three groups as 'a materialized upper class, a vulgarized middle class, and a brutalized lower class.'
There were many uncomplimentary references, on the walls, to a certain unpopular dignitary.
Malbihn blustered and threatened, finishing by applying a most uncomplimentary name to his captor.
With Rosamond, on the other hand, he pouted and was wayward--nay, often uncomplimentary, much to her inward surprise; nevertheless he was gradually becoming necessary to her entertainment by his companionship in her music, his varied talk, and his freedom from the grave preoccupation which, with all her husband's tenderness and indulgence, often made his manners unsatisfactory to her, and confirmed her dislike of the medical profession.
The song was written in retaliation after someone called Gwen a cheerleader in an uncomplimentary way.
Gus des Bois has suffered some uncomplimentary name-calling after failing to win since January 2003, his last six form figures going into the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase reading '332233'.
Olympics: London 2012 bid leader Barbara Cassani yesterday declared her outrage at claims that she made uncomplimentary remarks about Tony Blair and has written a letter to the Prime Minister to assure him of her "high regard".