Simple Definition of complimentary
: expressing praise or admiration for someone or something
: given for free
Full Definition of complimentary
complimentarilyplay \-ˈmen-t(ə-)rə-lē, -(ˌ)men-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of complimentary in a sentence
Furtado is as complimentary about Elliott's manicure … as she is about Elliott's business acumen. —David A. Keeps, Rolling Stone, 16 Aug. 2001
In the bar that evening I at last had the Holiday Inn's complimentary drink, “Tropical Aura.” —V. S. Naipaul, Among the Believers, 1981
Wilbur had been feeling dizzier and dizzier through this long, complimentary speech. When he heard the crowd begin to cheer and clap again, he suddenly fainted away. —E. B. White, Charlotte's Web, 1952
She made complimentary remarks about his work.
They handed out complimentary brochures.
The restaurant offers valet parking as a complimentary service.
Origin and Etymology of complimentary
First Known Use: 1714
COMPLIMENTARY Defined for Kids
Definition of complimentary for Students
1 : expressing or containing praise, approval, respect, or admiration <complimentary remarks>
2 : given free as a courtesy or favor <complimentary tickets>
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