uncomplimentary







uncomplimentary


adjective

  1. of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
  2. given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.

noun, plural com·pli·men·ta·ries.

  1. something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.

adjective

  1. not conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment

adjective

  1. conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
  2. expressing praise; flattering
  3. given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes

adj.1620s, “conveying a compliment,” from compliment (n.) + -ary. In later use loosely meaning “free of charge.”

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