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 ?
The open forehead, the curly locks, the pleasant smile, the hundred ingratiating ways which we carry with us out of childhood, they may all remain when the innocence has fled, but surely the laugh of the morning of life must go.
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.
In his guise of a French gentleman of leisure, Werper found little difficulty in deceiving his host and in ingratiating himself with both Tarzan and Jane Clayton; but the longer he remained the less hopeful he became of an easy accomplishment of his designs.
She watched his progress towards the pavilion, saw him now responding condescendingly to an ingratiating bow, now exchanging friendly, nonchalant greetings with his equals, now assiduously trying to catch the eye of some great one of this world, and taking off his big round hat that squeezed the tips of his ears.
An attractive and appealing cast helps this formulaic pablum go down easy, but the genial tone buffs the edge out of every element: The bro-bonding is jocular but never raunchy, the sex scenes never outpace their slow-jam R&B accompaniment, and the hero is never so much of a cad that he can't win everyone back with an ingratiating smile.
According to The Huffington Post, Palin criticized the media for ingratiating themselves with Obama and trying to destroy whistleblowers that were talking about controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright and former University of Illinois professor and Obama's friend, Bill Ayers.
be prepared for on their living urge allOAPs to they vote in the Who ever allowed these self ingratiating changes should resign, but not before they change them back
The chugging drive of Something Is Not Right With Me, a Stones-style blues lick kicking in beneath singer Nathan Willett's impassioned ranting, was matched by the ingratiating melody of Audience, for which he hit a falsetto.
His style is ingratiating, puerile, shallow and amateurish.
The swamp adder is a small, lethally poisonous, hitherto rather anonymously ingratiating slimey grey snake which has a legendary tendency to wrap around a person's brain so preventing independent thought.
Jailing him, Judge Coates told Phillips: "It is quite plain you have been targeting young children and ingratiating yourself with their mothers.
What the others are here for, I don't know") and his affable, ingratiating wit.