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.
Procureur?" asked Benedetto, with his most ingratiating smile.
This is dirty and mean politics that only Duterte sycophants like Acosta are capable, for the sole purpose of ingratiating themselves to their master.
Macron's earliest biographer, Anne Fulda, presciently writing when a Macron presidential campaign was just long-shot speculation, pointed to the common thread to his astonishingly rapid career, on top of his obvious intelligence, hard work ethic and self-confidence: a striking gift for ingratiating himself to older men and becoming their"quasi-filial" protege.
It was precisely the sort of pastime, costly and eccentric, for which the British upper classes are known, and Kleinfeld, true to form, seemed the perfect gentleman, throwing parties in his lavish apartment and ingratiating himself by sending thoughtful notes and text messages to everyone he met.
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.
He has paraded himself around the capitals of Europe, ingratiating himself and begging for support in his quest for renegotiations of minor adjustments to the benefits for migrants.
But Shep's only discernible ability seems to be for ingratiating himself with talented people, supplying a constant stream of drugs and women and then helping himself to his share.
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.