Consoling vs Complimentary - What's the difference?
As a verb consoling
As a noun consoling
is the act of consoling.
As an adjective complimentary is
in the nature of a compliment.
the act of consoling
In the nature of a compliment.
* , The Letters of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 (published 2004) p. 56.
Free; provided at no charge.
* Vivien Lougheed, Belize Pocket Adventures (2005), p. 65.
- But yesterday evening late, when Lewis arrived from down town he found his supper spread, and some presents of books there, with very complimentary' writings on the fly-leaves, and certain very ' complimentary letters, and more or less greenbacks of dignified denomination pinned to those letters and fly-leaves...
With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional.
* Richard H. Beatty, The Perfect Cover Letter (2003).
- In the evenings, Ward and PJ offer guests a complimentary drink. This gesture seems to reinforce the hosts' desire to make everyone feel welcome.
- The complimentary closing is the word grouping used to bring the message or text to a close.
* Complimentary and complementary are frequently confused and misused in place of one another.