Verboticism: Complimeant

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DEFINITION: v. To offer unquestioning support and enthusiasm, when perhaps, some "constructive criticism" would be more helpful. n. Support which is given without restraint or consideration.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: comp-leh-ment

Sentence: Though he generally felt a bit guilty afterwards, James would only offer complimeants when others needed guidance, sending them flowery praise when what he meant to do was give them solid advice.

Etymology: Blend of 'compliment' (flowery praise) and 'meant' (intended)

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