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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.
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|Adv.||1.||ingratiatingly - in a flattering and ingratiating manner; "she behaves ingratiatingly toward her boss"|