complementary vs complimentary :

complementary vs complimentary

complementary or complimentary

Complementary refers to a situation where something is combined with another element to make a whole. It is perceived to be a harmonious or desirable partner for one another.

"Male and Female roles in the community are complementary."

Complimentary means a serious expression of respect, encouragement, praise and congratulations.

"The party ended with complimentary greetings."

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  • n  either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • s  of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    `male' and `female' are complementary terms
  • s  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

  • a  conveying or resembling a compliment
    a complimentary remark
  • s  costing nothing
    complimentary tickets
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