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uncomplimentary

Definitions

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

  • adj. Not complimentary; derogatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not complimentary

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

  • adj. tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
  • adj. showing or representing unfavorably

Etymologies

un- +‎ complimentary (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Or had he perhaps been dishonourable enough to glance at a letter, in which Lark referred to him in terms uncomplimentary?

    It Happened in Egypt

  • The comments weren't meant to be "uncomplimentary" abeg...just saying it like it is ooo.

    Am not evil o!

  • A pressure group based in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, Niger Delta Youth Mirror for Good Governance (NDYMGG), has threatened to stage a mass protest unless members of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs apologise to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Ufot Ekaette, over their recent "uncomplimentary" remarks on him.

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  • It wasn't that long ago when I was living in TJ that someone said some uncomplimentary things about Baja right here on MexConnect.

    Oh! Ouch! �Ay! The first really bad news from Mexico

  • I can be brief and seemingly uncomplimentary, or I can be wordy and beat the subject to death, but in either case I will be consistent.

    On a scale of 1-10 what would you rate NY for whitetail hunting?

  • Tintin's uncomplimentary reporting trip to Soviet Russia earned Hergé the lasting detestation of many on the left.

    Tintin & Co.

  • Mr. Sibal's actions made him the target of uncomplimentary—certainly unparliamentary—words on the Internet, with users exercising their freedoms while they still can.

    India's Authoritarian Lapse

  • Sharon faltered at the unexpected, and uncomplimentary, remark.

    Western Man

  • As Warren Gatland knows better than anyone, his uncomplimentary remarks this week about the England hooker Dylan Hartley were craftily timed.

    Martin Johnson: Wales are feeling the pressure before Six Nations

  • Most of the people gathered on a tiny patch of grass by Sag Harbor's Long Wharf wouldn't fit any of the uncomplimentary labels sneeringly thrown our way.

    Lita Smith-Mines: Occupying the Hamptons

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