complimentary

[kom-pluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree]
adjective
1.
of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
2.
given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.
noun, plural complimentaries.
3.
something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.

Origin:
1620–30; compliment + -ary

complimentarily, adverb
complimentariness, noun
intercomplimentary, adjective
quasi-complimentary, adjective
uncomplimentary, adjective


1. commendatory, praising, laudatory.


1. abusive, unflattering.
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complimentary (ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
2.  expressing praise; flattering
3.  given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes
 
compli'mentarily
 
adv

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complimentary
mid-17c., "conveying a compliment," from compliment. In later use loosely meaning "free of charge."
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Example sentences
Enjoy free local newspapers each morning and a complimentary continental
  breakfast in the lobby.
We plant breeders do this to combine two parents with complimentary great
  traits the same way a flower or animal breeder would.
Let us stipulate that the writer was, indeed, trying to be complimentary.
To say they are two-dimensional is probably being too complimentary.
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