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complimentary
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Great Expectations
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  • Though she called me "boy" so often, and with a carelessness that was far from complimentary, she was of about my own age.
  • He came to the rescue at this point, and said in a consolatory and complimentary voice, "Camilla, my dear, it is well known that your family feelings are gradually undermining you to the extent of making one of your legs shorter than the other."

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  • My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father’s exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.

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as in: a complimentary upgrade Define
costing nothing
as in: complimentary remarks Define
expressing praise or admiration -- as from a compliment
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