Part of speech: adjective

Expressing or expressive of compliment.

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Usage examples "complimentary":

  1. Arabella had spoken the truth, which, however, was not complimentary, and Patricia was offended. - "Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore", Amy Brooks.
  2. " The dark gum of the mimosa, and other things," I said, going on, in the Major's interest, to translate all sorts of complimentary things which that fine old soldier had never dreamed of originating. - "A Frontier Mystery", Bertram Mitford.
  3. There is an expression-" high- brow"- maybe complimentary in origin, but become in some sort a term of contempt. - "Another Sheaf", John Galsworthy.