compliment compliment  /ˈkɑm plə mɛnt/


  1. (n) a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  2. (v) say something to someone that expresses praise
  3. (v) express respect or esteem for

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  1. When a Clinton strategist said Barack Obamas supporters look like Facebook, Chris Hughes took it as a compliment.
  2. The rapper All $tar has been Nashvilles next big hip-hop thing for so long that the title has stopped seeming like a compliment.
  3. The compliment, I appreciate that you didnt bring Joe Biden.


  1. Killer Mike takes gift of gab to new WAOK talk show

    Killer Mike is one articulate mutha . Now usually that would be a serious backhanded compliment for a black man , but being that his gift of gab has earned him a prime-time slot in talk-radio land, consider this a rare exception.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  2. Swampscott Sox baseball team off to tough start, but Caponigro confident in turnaround

    To call a baseball man a “lifer” is a great compliment to the baseball man, and Joe Caponigro is certainly a baseball “lifer.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Swampscott Reporter

  3. PHT: Obama tweets support for Blackhawks

    Be nice. He meant it as a compliment. The 22-year-old was an alternate last season.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism," McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. Scheider's Jaws co-star Richard Dreyfuss said: "He was a wonderful guy. He was what I call a knockaround actor. A knockaround actor to me is a compliment that means a professional that lives the life of a professional actor and doesn't yell and...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Richard Dreyfuss Source: BBC News

  3. "It's a huge compliment, and thanks to the team I've had a lot of goal opportunities," Klose said. "I'd be happier to be a world champion than to pass one person or another."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Miroslav Klose Source: FOXNews

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animosity animosity
/ˌæ nə ˈmɑ sə ti /