complemental

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From complement +‎ -al.

Adjective[edit]

complemental (not comparable)

  1. Of the nature of a complement; completing.
  2. Complementary.
  3. (obsolete) Additional; supplemental, accessory; ancillary.
    • 1643, Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, I.18:
      [I]t is an error worse than heresie, to adore these complemental and circumstantial pieces of felicity, and undervalue those perfections and essential points of happiness wherein we resemble our Maker.
  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.
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