complimentarily


adjective

  1. of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
  2. given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.

noun, plural com·pli·men·ta·ries.

  1. something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, especially as an inducement to prospective customers.

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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