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From complement +‎ -al.


complemental (not comparable)

  1. Of the nature of a complement; completing.
  2. Complementary.
  3. (obsolete) Additional; supplemental, accessory; ancillary.
  4. (obsolete) Of the nature of a ceremony that is not essential but accessory; ceremonial; ceremonious; formal.
  5. (obsolete) Of persons: accomplished; talented; experienced.
  6. (obsolete) Complimentary.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.39:
      I have no skill in ceremonious letters, which have no other substance, but a faire contexture of complemental phrases and curteous words.

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