ingratiating


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in·gra·ti·at·ing

 (ĭn-grā′shē-ā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Pleasing; agreeable: "Reading requires an effort.... Print is not as ingratiating as television" (Robert MacNeil).
2. Calculated to please or win favor: an unctuous, ingratiating manner.

in·gra′ti·at′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ingratiating - capable of winning favor; "with open arms and an ingratiating smile"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
2.ingratiating - calculated to please or gain favor; "a smooth ingratiating manner"
flattering - showing or representing to advantage; "a flattering color"

ingratiating

adjective sycophantic, servile, obsequious, crawling, humble, flattering, fawning, unctuous, toadying, bootlicking (informal), timeserving His fellow students had found him too ingratiating.

ingratiating

adjective
Purposefully contrived to gain favor:
Translations

ingratiating

[ɪnˈgreɪʃɪeɪtɪŋ] ADJ [smile, speech] → obsequioso; [person] → halagador, congraciador, zalamero

ingratiating

[ɪnˈgreɪʃieɪtɪŋ] adj [smile, speech] → doucereux/euse; [person] → doucereux/euse

ingratiating

adj person, speech, mannerschmeichlerisch, schöntuerisch; smilesüßlich

ingratiating

[ɪnˈgreɪʃɪˌeɪtɪŋ] adj (smile, speech) → suadente, accattivante; (person) → compiacente
References in classic literature ?
He laid aside, too, all the dominant dignity and absolute sway with which he lorded it in his little empire, the school, and became wonderfully gentle and ingratiating.
I do not know whether he has any design of ingratiating himself with either of us, Harriet, by additional softness, but it strikes me that his manners are softer than they used to be.
And the lock of hair--that too I had always carried about me in the same pocket-book, which was now searched by Madam with the most ingratiating virulence,--the dear lock--all, every memento was torn from me.
She found herself in the presence of a lady of mild, ingratiating manners, whose dress was the perfection of neatness, taste, and matronly simplicity, whose personal appearance was little less than a triumph of physical resistance to the deteriorating influence of time.
Rospigliosi, quite set up with his new dignities, went with a good appetite and his most ingratiating manner.
Once cleaned out and set to the work, his fat bare legs could cover a surprising amount of ground, and this was the reason why, while Kim and the lama lay in a leaky hut at Ziglaur till the storm should be over-past, an oily, wet, but always smiling Bengali, talking the best of English with the vilest of phrases, was ingratiating himself with two sodden and rather rheumatic foreigners.
I can arrive at the papers only by putting her off her guard, and I can put her off her guard only by ingratiating diplomatic practices.
The pedlar's smile grew more ingratiating, though he understood no word of what Cronshaw said, and like a conjurer he produced a sandalwood box.
Then he moved up to him with an ingratiating smile, but stopped short again.
I may have remarked before that Holmes had, when he liked, a peculiarly ingratiating way with women, and that he very readily established terms of confidence with them.
The kitten appeared from under the vendor's seat with an ingratiating purr.
Although Prince Vasili listened reluctantly and not very politely to the elderly lady, even betraying some impatience, she gave him an ingratiating and appealing smile, and took his hand that he might not go away.