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Synonyms for compliments

(usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

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If I have been so fortunate as to please here, then I am rewarded indeed," said the youth, with a bow and an expression that rendered it a little doubtful to which of the ladies the compliment was addressed.
To this unexpected compliment young Morton could do no more than bow in silence, for it was too flattering for a reply--and too true to deny.
I suppose all phrases of mere compliment have their turn to be true.
Then my compliment ought to be eloquent," said Stephen, really not quite knowing what he said while Maggie looked at him, "seeing that the words were so far beneath the occasion.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference," said Maggie, flushing a little.
I will never pay you a compliment again, Miss Tulliver," said Stephen.
Wopsle gave us Collins's ode, and threw his bloodstain'd sword in thunder down, with such effect, that a waiter came in and said, "The Commercials underneath sent up their compliments, and it wasn't the Tumblers' Arms.
Even the white-lace girl paid her a languid little compliment.
He waited, with exasperating composure, to hear what the proposed compliment might be.
He acknowledged the compliment paid to him in studiously commonplace terms, and got a little nearer to the open window.
The first one compliments Elijah for who he is--"a natural.
Antetokounmpo said he's received compliments from other NBA players including LeBron James and Stephen Curry, but getting better starts with putting in the work and not just mere praise.
The new feature, dubbed Compliments, gives riders the ability to provide more detailed feedback on the ride.
Despite massive budget pressures and cuts to services, the latest annual report on performance shows the authority received 1,119 compliments on its performance - up 247 on the previous year.
Contributing to research in both variational pragmatics and postcolonial pragmatics, Farenkia investigates the realization patterns of compliments and compliment responses and the politeness strategies used in performing both speech acts in Cameroon French and in Canadian French.