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complimentary

adjective (PRAISING)    /ˌkɒm.plɪˈmen.tər.i/ US  /ˌkɑːm.plɪˈmen.t̬ɚ-/
praising or expressing admiration for someone: The reviews of his latest film have been highly complimentary. She wasn't very complimentary about your performance , was she? Our guests said some very complimentary things about the meal I'd cooked . → Opposite uncomplimentaryPraising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of complimentary adjective (PRAISING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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