What is another word for complimentary?

Pronunciation: [kˌɒmplɪmˈɛntəɹi] (IPA)

Complimentary is a word that means "expressing praise, admiration, or approval" and can be used to describe anything from a kind gesture to a luxurious experience. There are several synonyms for this word, including "flattering," which suggests that someone is saying something positive about a person or thing. Other synonyms include "applauding," "laudatory," "commendatory," and "encomiastic." These words are all similar in meaning to "complimentary," and can be used to describe something that is deserving of praise or admiration. Whether it's a great meal or a well-written book, these words can help to express the positive feelings one may have towards it.

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What are the opposite words for complimentary?

The antonyms for the word "complimentary" are "insulting", "critical", "disparaging", "belittling", "derogatory", "scornful", "derisive", "demeaning", "condescending", "disrespectful", and "censuring". These words convey negativity and criticism instead of praise and appreciation. They are used to express disapproval or contempt for something or someone. When we use the antonyms of "complimentary", we are expressing our dissatisfaction or disappointment with a situation, behavior or performance. In contrast, when we use the word "complimentary", we are expressing approval and admiration for the same things. The antonyms of "complimentary" are essential in communication to convey our feelings more accurately.

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Usage examples for Complimentary

A most complimentary character of our Land of the West, certainly!
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
"Do you know, Master Merl," said Martin, staring at him from head to foot with an expression the reverse of complimentary, "I 'm half disposed to give you a few lines to my cousin; and if you 'll not take the thing as a mauvais plaisanterie on my part, I will do so."
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Indeed, the feeling that such a capacity as Mr. Crow's should have pushed him hard, was anything but complimentary to his self-esteem.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Complimentary

  • The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters.
    David Crane
  • I think any band we played with would be a weird match. We're on our own, a little out there, but it's a good thing. I think we're complimentary to each other.
    Jon Crosby
  • Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
    Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Just being hired by a great director is complimentary.
    Tom Skerritt
  • In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability.
    Brett Somers

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