Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of compliment.
  • n. Good wishes.

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

  • n. (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

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Examples

  • So I learned that giving compliments is a great way to change the world!

    » What I Learned in December 2009 Strocel.com

  • Sincere compliments from a coworker or a boss are nice, but outrageous flattery is often an attempt to draw you into a sociopath's snare.

    An Interview with Martha Stout

  • TBD's Jenny Rogers collected the best faint praise and back-handed compliments from the press conference.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 14, 2010

  • It's all relative, in the end, and when Amy Grech is amassing compliments from the likes of Joel Sutherland and Nate Kenyon -- two accomplished authors of dark fiction -- she's certainly on the right path.

    Rabid Reads: "Blanket of White" by Amy Grech

  • She got alot of compliments from the guys and from the wardens, and I hope that she will want to continue.

    Lady Hunters

  • I realized this past week one of the things that bothers me so much about this whole “getting hit on” conundrum … First, it makes you uncomfortable – even the nicest least aggressive of compliments is quite frankly weird and uncomfortable, and immediately makes you feel like a sex object rarther than a person.

    #216 ~ Rabid Lamb Comics « 1979 Semi-Finalist…

  • The problem with lyrical realism is that it wants to be "observant" of reality (think of that most sought-after of compliments from a reviewer that the Author is Very Observant) but really what even the best of it achieves is not usually recognizable as "real."

    Zadie Smith’s annoying Critique of ‘Realism’

  • The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein compliments Bush's "political courage" in addressing the issue in this manner.

    Sound Politics: A Long Overdue Debate

  • But Braille was also well-known as an organist and cellist, gaining compliments from the likes of Felix Mendelssohn.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • His paragraph, far down the column, on receiving compliments is highly pertinent; I am very maladroit at accepting compliments, and I have been trying to manage better when people say kind things about me.

    AKMA’s Random Thoughts

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