ingratiatingly


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

ingratiatingly

advschmeichlerisch; smilesüßlich
References in classic literature ?
Makar Alexeevich came twice that evening shuffling along in his galoshes as far as the door and stopped and looked ingratiatingly at Pierre.
White Fang flattened his ears ingratiatingly, but remained where he was, making no attempt to approach.
Miss Lucilla Harris inquired, briskly and ingratiatingly, tapping the counter with both hands.
The cat rubbed itself ingratiatingly against her, and she said "Good Pussy," stooped to stroke it and gave it a scrap of meat from her plate.
He also bowed and, behind gold eye-glasses, smiled ingratiatingly.
said Kim, recognizing Hurree Babu, who smiled ingratiatingly.
For the Lord I'll always have the energy,' I say ingratiatingly, hoping to get lighter penance.
A couple of locals joined in, ingratiatingly pandering to his moody outbursts, and proceeded to get drunk with him until a point when he was no longer polite.
Keller was also the soloist in a lyrical and ingratiatingly played account of Beethoven's F major Romance for violin and orchestra.
Ingratiatingly antic newcomer Lizzy Caplan as Lula gets right onto the film's wavelength of gaga showmanship in a scene where, having snuck into Daniel's apartment, she fakes her own death by guillotine and just keeps on talking.
The Hollywood Reporter described the duo as "the last of the brash, shameless, old-school, ingratiatingly crass pirates to streak across the cinematic firmament before the advent of the suits and bean counters"and indeed they were.
Scheuermann appears to have been drawn to these arrangements, since, in her early letters, she seeks Sudermann's attention ingratiatingly.