noncomplementary

adjective

non·​com·​ple·​men·​ta·​ry ˌnän-ˌkäm-plə-ˈmen-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce noncomplementary (audio)
: not complementary
noncomplementary approaches
noncomplementary colors
… various disparate and noncomplementary businesses combined under one corporate umbrella.Reuters Staff
noncomplementary DNA

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncomplementary was in 1848

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“Noncomplementary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncomplementary. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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