Complimentary



[kom-pluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌkɒm pləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/

adjective
1.
of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a , often one that is politely flattering:
a complimentary remark.
2.
given free as a gift or courtesy:
a complimentary ticket.
noun, plural complimentaries.
3.
something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.
/ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
conveying, containing, or resembling a compliment
2.
expressing praise; flattering
3.
given free, esp as a courtesy or for publicity purposes
adj.

1620s, “conveying a compliment,” from compliment (n.) + -ary. In later use loosely meaning “free of charge.”

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