un·​com·​pli·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌən-ˌkäm-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce uncomplimentary (audio) , -ˈmen-trē\

Definition of uncomplimentary

: not complimentary : derogatory uncomplimentary remarks

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Examples of uncomplimentary in a Sentence

an uncomplimentary description of the town in which the writer grew up

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Bill Gates had some uncomplimentary things to say about Trump in a tape obtained by NBC's Chris Hayes. NBC News, "First Read's Morning Clips: Senate 'absolutely' in play, McConnell says," 18 May 2018 During that campaign, Trump took away press credentials from a few outlets that published uncomplimentary coverage. Emily Price, Fortune, "President Trump Threatens to Take Away Press Credentials Over 'Fake News'," 9 May 2018 United's Jones is never far away from an uncomplimentary photograph and is no stranger to having them trolled by many, as they're often plastered over the back pages of the morning papers after match-day. SI.com, "Borussia Monchengladbach Candidly Poke Fun at Phil Jones' Customary Gurn on Twitter," 17 Oct. 2017 His work as a California legislator was uniformly (and successfully) progressive, and his Twitter is a waterfall of uncomplimentary thoughts about President Donald Trump. Jeff Vrabel, Indianapolis Star, "How the Trump presidency changed the meaning of Rob Reiner's new ‘LBJ’ film," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of uncomplimentary

1837, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uncomplimentary

: expressing a low opinion of someone or something : not complimentary

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