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  • nounpraise, flattery
  • verbpraise, flatter

synonyms for compliment

  • admiration
  • adulation
  • applause
  • blessing
  • commendation
  • courtesy
  • endorsement
  • homage
  • ovation
  • tribute
  • acclaim
  • acclamation
  • appreciation
  • approval
  • bouquet
  • cajolery
  • comp
  • confirmation
  • congratulations
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • favor
  • felicitation
  • honor
  • laud
  • laurels
  • notice
  • orchid
  • panegyric
  • posy
  • regard
  • respects
  • sanction
  • sentiment
  • veneration
  • buttering up
  • good word
  • kudo
  • laudation
  • pat on the back
  • warm fuzzy
See also synonyms for: complimented / complimenting / compliments
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antonyms for compliment

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  • blame
  • censure
  • criticism
  • disapproval
  • disregard
  • silence
  • condemnation
  • disfavor
  • dislike
  • disrespect
  • ignorance
  • neglect
  • opposition
  • refusal
  • veto
  • complaint
  • denunciation
  • insult
  • libel
  • slander
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How to use compliment in a sentence

We have a friendly, warm relationship developed over a decade, and she has given me many compliments about my knowledge of grammar.
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Being identified as a killer in the context of finance, dealmaking or politics constituted a compliment from the former president.
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So when I give someone a compliment, it’s the best compliment in the world.
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I get compliments on my bag on a regular basis, and unlike a board sock, these bags are sturdier and easier to slip on.
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The highest compliment I can give to a pair of shades is that they disappear on my face.
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“To say that you would have more sense than the police, would be a poor compliment,” said the old lady.
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The court paid him the high compliment of refusing his suit, declaring that he had himself inflicted sufficient punishment.
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It was a pretty compliment, and sincere I knew, for no one could meet him without recognising his frank outspoken nature.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Marius frowned darkly, but before he could speak, Tressan was insinuating a compliment to the Marquise.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
"And I can return the compliment," was my reply, as we all gathered round a brew of tea to exchange news and compare notes.
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPLIMENT

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
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