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complimentaryadjective

uk   /ˌkɒm.plɪˈmen.tər.i/  us   /ˌkɑːm.pləˈmen.t̬ɚ.i/
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complimentaryadjective

 us   /ˌkɑm·pləˈmen·tə·ri, -tri/
expressingapproval, ​admiration, or ​respect with a ​remark or ​action: Everybody was complimentary about the ​hotelservice.
If something is complimentary, it is given to you without ​charge: As ​theater employees, we get complimentary ​tickets.
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complimentaryadjective

uk   us   /ˌkɒmplɪˈmentəri/
saying good things about someone or something: highly/very complimentary The ​reviews of her latest ​book are ​highly complimentary. He was less than complimentary about the ​progress that many of the ​companies he has ​surveyed are making.
if ​tickets, ​products, ​services, etc. are complimentary, they are given ​free: Parking is usually complimentary or ​included in the ​ticketprice.
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