What does the word complimentary mean?

Usage examples for complimentary

  1. Arabella had spoken the truth, which, however, was not complimentary, and Patricia was offended. – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by 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 by Bertram Mitford
  3. There is an expression-" high- brow"- maybe complimentary in origin, but become in some sort a term of contempt. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy