- paying or containing a compliment; expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise
- given free as a courtesy: a complimentary ticket
- The definition of complimentary is something that is free or included in a larger cost.
An example of complimentary are the peanuts which are included in the cost of an airline ticket.
- Complimentary is defined as something that is flattering or shows admiration.
An example of complimentary used as an adjective is complimentary behavior, such as if you tell a stranger that he has nice shoes.
- Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment: a concert that received complimentary reviews.
- Given as a courtesy at no charge: complimentary copies of the new book.
(comparative more complimentary, superlative most complimentary)
- Complimentary and complementary are frequently confused and misused in place of one another.
compliment + -ary
- She crossed to the small desk and rustled around for the complimentary paper and pen.
- (Richard Blackbourne, a friend of Hobbes's admirer, John Aubrey), and reprinted, with complimentary verses by Cowley and others, at the beginning of Sir W.
- In the complimentary speeches delivered by the president of the French Republic and the tsar, France and Russia were referred to as allies, and the term " nations alliees " was afterwards repeatedly used on occasions of a similar kind.
- He took the degree of doctor of theology, and seems to have received the complimentary title of doctor mirabilis.
- Southey has a very complimentary reference to Cats in his "Epistle to Allan Cunningham."