1 Praise with undertones of discontent
2 Critical comment that’s unintentionally encouraging
Complimaint eg 1
Gal: Not a fan of your lyrics, but you have a beautiful voice
Singer: Thanks. What a nice complimaint
Complimaint eg 2
Waiter: The old lady at table 9 complained that there are too many big breasted girls working here
Manager: hmmm…more of a complimaint. Wouldn’t you agree?