Definition of complimentary in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒmplɪˈmɛnt(ə)ri/


1Expressing a compliment; praising or approving: Jennie was very complimentary about Kath’s riding complimentary remarks
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  • Even the odd complimentary remark can annoy me a little.
  • We have received some very complimentary remarks from our customers about the facilities and the services we offer.
  • Except for complimentary remarks about the food, little was said during the meal.
flattering, appreciative, congratulatory, admiring, approving, commendatory, laudatory, highly favourable, glowing, eulogizing, adulatory;
fulsome, honeyed, saccharine, sugary
informal rave
rare panegyrical, acclamatory, encomiastic, laudative
2Given or supplied free of charge: a complimentary bottle of wine
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  • You will get a complimentary bottle of California wine and your service charge is waived in the Traveler.
  • At most, I could get a complimentary bottle of wine, but inspiration came free, he said.
  • Each sponsor will be proved with two complimentary tickets for the show, valued at €10 each.
free, free of charge, gratis, for nothing;
informal on the house
North American informal comp




Words that rhyme with complimentary

alimentary, complementary, documentary, elementary, parliamentary, rudimentary, sedimentary, supplementary, testamentary

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