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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment.
  • adjective Given as a courtesy at no charge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A compliment.
  • noun A master of defense who wrote upon the compliments and ceremonies of dueling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective conveying or resembling a compliment
  • adjective costing nothing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

compliment +‎ -ary

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