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  • adj. complimentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Complimentary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Complimentary; expressive of or implying compliments.

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Examples

  • It is a most unjust ambition, to desire to engross the mercies of the Almighty, not to be content with the goods of mind, without a possession of those of body or fortune: and it is an error, worse than heresy, to adore these complimental and circumstantial pieces of felicity, and undervalue those perfections and essential points of happiness, wherein we resemble our Maker.

    Religio Medici

  • But overflowing with complimental flourishes, yet respectfully distant his address, all the way we flew; for that, rather than galloping, was the motion of the horses; which took, as I believe, a round-about way, to prevent being traced.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He is not delicate enough for your niceness; because I suppose he dresses not like a fop and a coxcomb, and because he lays not himself out in complimental nonsense, the poison of female minds.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Prince Troilus: I will make a complimental assault upon him, for my business seethes.

    Troilus and Cressida

  • I profess I wonder at those ministers who have time to spare; who can hunt or shoot or bowl, or use the like recreations two or three hours, yea, whole days together; that can sit an hour together in vain discourse, and spend whole days in complimental visits, and journeys to such ends.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • I come to speak with Paris from the Prince Troilus: I will make a complimental assault upon him, for my business seethes.

    Act III. Scene I. Troilus and Cressida

  • But 'tis wonderful to see what courtesies and legs pass between us, and as before we were thought the kindest brother and sister, we are certainly now the most complimental couple in England: it is a strange change, and I am very sorry for it, but I'll swear I know not how to help it ....

    Selected English Letters

  • But 'tis wonderful to see what curtseys and legs pass between us; and as before we were thought the kindest brother and sister, we are certainly the most complimental couple in England.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • But 'tis wonderful to see what curtseys and legs pass between us; and as before we were thought the kindest brother and sister, we are certainly now the most complimental couple in England.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • But in Coleridge's field of view they were comprised along with the complimental truths which limit them, and in their conjunction and co-ordination with which alone they retain the beneficent power of truth.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

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