Definition of complimentary
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.
Recent Examples of complimentary from the Web
Galileo gave no clue that the ‘booklet’s’ author was complimentary to him, excited about new telescopic discoveries, encouraging further telescopic research, and wielding solid arguments against Earth’s motion.
But others who escaped with their lives have not been so complimentary.
Guests in the Mint seats have complimentary tasting plates from Manhattan restaurant Saxon & Parole, 15-inch TVs with a range of entertainment options including DirecTV, and chairs with massage capabilities like the ones at the nail salon.
Telly's is also one of the few restaurants in Astoria that fries up loukoumades, and serves them (complimentary) to guests.
What complicates the effort for conservatives is that prominent activists like Mr. Levey have previously been complimentary of Judge Garland.
Airport lounge access, no-fee foreign transactions, complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi, and $200 annual airline credit; all of which help take the sting out of the annual $450 fee.
AJC found a few restaurants that offer complimentary meals for younger children.
Last March 22 (World Water Day), New York restaurant-goers were asked to pay a dollar for their normally complimentary glasses of water.
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Origin and Etymology of complimentary
First Known Use: 1714
COMPLIMENTARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of complimentary for English Language Learners
: expressing praise or admiration for someone or something
: given for free
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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