- Antonyms of complimentary:
- uncomplimentary, deprecative, sneering, deprecating, dyslogistic, deprecatory, paid, dislogistic, slighting, pejorative, derogative, depreciatory, depreciative, snide, derogatory, belittling, supercilious, disparaging, captious, carping, caviling, censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical, contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, adverse, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly, costly, dear, expensive, high.
- Examples of usage:
I remember I gave you and your mother complimentary tickets to the lecture.
Boswell opened a letter from some person in the North of England, of a complimentary kind, and thinking it would fatigue Dr. Johnson to have it read aloud, merely observed that it was highly in his praise.
"Father Payne",Arthur Christopher Benson.
I'm afraid I wasn't over- complimentary at the moment, but I've had time since to appreciate her tact and presence of mind.
"The Bars of Iron",Ethel May Dell.
- I remember I gave you and your mother complimentary tickets to the lecture.