- adjective /kɑmpləˈmɛɾ̃əɹi,kɒmplɨˈmɛntəɹi/a) In the nature of a compliment.
But yesterday evening late, when Lewis arrived from down town he found his supper spread, and some presents of books there, with very complimentary writings on the fly-leaves, and certain very complimentary letters, and more or less greenbacks of dignified denomination pinned to those letters and fly-leaves...b) Free; provided at no charge.
In the evenings, Ward and PJ offer guests a complimentary drink. This gesture seems to reinforce the hosts desire to make everyone feel welcome.
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complimentary — com‧pli‧men‧ta‧ry [ˌkɒmplˈmentri◂ ǁ ˌkɑːm ] adjective MARKETING complimentary food, goods, services etc are given free to customers or clients: • You will receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival at your hotel. * * * complimentary UK… … Financial and business terms
Complimentary — Com pli*men ta*ry, a. Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket. Complimentary addresses. Prescott. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
complimentary — [adj1] flattering adulatory, appreciative, approbative, approbatory, approving, celebrating, commendatory, congratulatory, courtly, encomiastic, encomiastical, eulogistic, fair spoken, fawning, highly favorable, honeyed, honoring, laudatory,… … New thesaurus
complimentary — [käm΄plə men′tə rē] adj. 1. paying or containing a compliment; expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise 2. given free as a courtesy [a complimentary ticket] complimentarily [käm΄pləmen′te rə lē] adv … English World dictionary
Complimentary — may refer to: Compliment (disambiguation) Free of charge See also Complementary (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an … Wikipedia
complimentary — index free (at no charge), gratis, gratuitous (given without recompense), unsolicited Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
complimentary — 1620s, conveying a compliment, from COMPLIMENT (Cf. compliment) + ARY (Cf. ary). In later use loosely meaning free of charge … Etymology dictionary
complimentary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) expressing a compliment; praising or approving. 2) given free of charge … English terms dictionary
complimentary — [[t]kɒ̱mplɪme̱ntəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are complimentary about something, you express admiration for it. The staff have been very complimentary, and so have the customers... We often get complimentary remarks regarding the… … English dictionary
complimentary — com|pli|men|ta|ry [ˌkɔmplıˈmentəri US ˌka:m ] adj 1.) given free to people ▪ There was a complimentary bottle of champagne in the hotel room. ▪ I ve got some complimentary tickets for the theatre tonight. 2.) saying that you admire someone or… … Dictionary of contemporary English
complimentary — adjective 1 expressing admiration, praise or respect: Your teacher made some very complimentary remarks about your work. (+ about): Donleavy was highly complimentary about Coleman s work. 2 given free to people: There was a complimentary bottle… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English