- Antonyms of COMPLIMENTARY
critical, disparaging, unflattering, Censuring. adverse, belittling, captious, carping, caviling, contemptuous, costly, critical, dear, deprecating, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, disapproving, disdainful, dislogistic, disparaging, dyslogistic, expensive, faultfinding, high, hypercritical, negative, overcritical, paid, pejorative, scornful, slighting, sneering, snide, supercilious, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly, Censuring, inappreciative.
- Examples of usage:
- I remember I gave you and your mother complimentary tickets to the lecture - "Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
- 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" by 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" by Ethel May Dell