Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment: a concert that received complimentary reviews.
  • adj. Given free to repay a favor or as an act of courtesy: complimentary copies of the new book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In the nature of a compliment.
  • adj. Free; provided at no charge.
  • adj. With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Intended to express or convey a compliment or compliments; expressive of civility, regard, or preference; using or accustomed to use compliments: as, complimentary language; complimentary tickets; you are very complimentary.
  • Synonyms Commendatory, laudatory, flattering.
  • n. A compliment.
  • n. A master of defense who wrote upon the compliments and ceremonies of dueling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. conveying or resembling a compliment
  • adj. costing nothing

Etymologies

compliment +‎ -ary (Wiktionary)

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