complimentary: free of charge, given for free; favorable
The adjective complimentary frequently precedes a noun:
The company offered the employee a complimentary trip to Hawaii.
-Please have some of our complimentary peanuts -Free peanuts? Great!.
In a different context, complimentary also means "favorable, commendable, positive or praiseworthy":
The journalist said complimentary things about us in his article.
UK: He embarrassed me with his complimentary remarks about my legs.
US: He offered me a complimentary ticket to the concert.
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