Definition of Complimentary

1. Adjective. Conveying or resembling a compliment. "A complimentary remark"




2. Adjective. Costing nothing. "Free admission"
Exact synonyms: Costless, Free, Gratis, Gratuitous
Similar to: Unpaid

Definition of Complimentary

1. a. Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket.

Definition of Complimentary

1. Adjective. In the nature of a compliment. ¹

2. Adjective. Free; provided at no charge. ¹

3. Adjective. With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complimentary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Complimentary

complices
complicit
complicities
complicitous
complicitousness
complicity
complied
complier
compliers
complies
compliment
complimental
complimentally
complimentarily
complimentariness
complimentary (current term)
complimentative
complimented
complimenter
complimenters
complimenting
compliments
complin
compline
complines
complins
complish
complot
complotment
complotments

Literary usage of Complimentary

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1. Handbook of Business English by George Burton Hotchkiss, Edward Jones Kilduff (1920)
"95 The complimentary Close 950. The complimentary close is placed two or ... Do not use any abbreviation such as Y'rs or Resp'y in the complimentary close. ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"His ideas of wit may be classed under the heads of Epigrams, complimentary Poems—whether in the form of epitaphs, epistles, or commendatory prefaces—and ..."

3. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"complimentary Benefits. Time was when a complimentary benefit meant something. John Howard Payne, at first a precocious actor, and afterward a translator of ..."

4. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"complimentary Dinner to Mr. H. ... A complimentary Dinner was given by the Royal Meteorological Society, ..."

5. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1798)
"... do^unto land" is" highly complimentary- to the genus and manners ot Great Britain. ... complimentary to the ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"When the lead 'support raises (by expansion) the point D the point с becomes the fulcrum, and the line t> E represents the complimentary arm of an imaginary ..."

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