compliment

A compliment is an expression of respect or admiration, like, "You're such a good writer," or "You know so many words!" Keep them coming.

Compliments are always welcome, because they usually make people feel good. It’s saying something nice about someone or something. If you get mysterious flowers, look at the card – perhaps it will say “compliments of your upstairs neighbors,” as an apology for playing their music too loud all night. Or if you say, “my compliments to the chef!” you really liked your meal.

DEFINITIONS OF: compliment

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n a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

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trade-last
a compliment that I heard about you that I offer to trade for a compliment you have heard about me
flattery
excessive or insincere praise
fulsomeness, smarm, unction
excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
adulation
servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
blandishment, cajolery, palaver
flattery intended to persuade
blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk
flattery designed to gain favor
puffery
a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes)
Type of:
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise
an expression of approval and commendation

v express respect or esteem for

Type of:
greet
send greetings to

v say something to someone that expresses praise

“He complimented her on her last physics paper”
Synonyms:
congratulate
Type of:
praise
express approval of
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