[ UK /ʌnkˌɒmplɪmˈɛntəɹi/ ]
  1. showing or representing unfavorably
    an uncomplimentary dress
    an unflattering portrait
  2. tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
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How To Use uncomplimentary In A Sentence

  • As I said, some people don't know what they got till its gone and I intend to remove any ungrateful and uncomplimentary subscribers from my address book unless I am duly praised and thanked.
  • ‘After continual taunts, I over-reacted and made an uncomplimentary gesture,’ he said.
  • The workmen looked up for a moment, grimaced, and exchanged uncomplimentary murmurs. MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
  • Shakespeare generally uses the word in an uncomplimentary sense -- 'hag' -- but it is not so used here. Keats: Poems Published in 1820
  • Occasionally he indulges in such uncomplimentary expressions as "There is no flummery-maker equal to you," while some are hailed with "Long life to you, glutton, gormandizer, and belly-god. History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour
  • Several of them have become a talking point in the office, though unfortunately many of the comments are uncomplimentary.
  • A few words flashed into her head, most uncomplimentary, some unrepeatable.
  • It has been called, in an uncomplimentary way, ‘professors' law’ and viciously parodied within Germany.
  • The published book on the research was uncomplimentary about the town and many of its leaders and was written in what many people felt was a rather patronizing tone.
  • Indeed long after this period, the use of the term Roman Catholic continued to be a mark of condescension, and language of much more uncomplimentary character was usually preferred. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
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