Antonyms
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1. complementary

adjective. ['ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntri, ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntʃi'] of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other.

Antonyms

  • reductive

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • complement (English)
  • complementum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Complementary

  • givenchy
  • cenci

Example sentences of the word complementary


1. Adjective
Season your cobia with salt and pepper or complementary flavors and add it to the pan.

Quotes containing the word complementary


1. At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

2. The very nature of the quantum theory ... forces us to regard the space-time coordination and the claim of causality, the union of which characterizes the classical theories, as complementary but exclusive features of the description, symbolizing the idealization of observation and description, respectively.
- Niels Bohr

3. A phenomenon often seen. A sceptic adhering to a believer; that is as simple as the law of the complementary colours. What we lack attracts us. Nobody loves the light like the blind man...
- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables - anthology

2. complementary

adjective. ['ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntri, ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntʃi'] acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole).

Synonyms

  • complemental
  • additive

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • nonlinear
  • ablative

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • complement (English)
  • complementum (Latin)

3. complementary

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntri, ˌkɑːmpləˈmɛntʃi'] either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments).

Synonyms

  • complementary color
  • spectral color
  • spectral colour
  • chromatic colour

Antonyms

  • similar
  • substitutable

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • complement (English)
  • complementum (Latin)
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