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A compliment to another person which may be sarcastic, or not, but which compliments the other. The speaker may expect a response, but the receiver usually won't comment. Similar to a rhetorical question.
(In this scenario, a kid has 68 algebra problems to do)

Dad: How many problems have you done now, son?
Kid: 23.
Dad: You're making progress!

lll an example of a Rhetorical Compliment
by Emperorerror November 28, 2010
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