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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.

in·gra′ti·at′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.ingratiatingly - in a flattering and ingratiating manner; "she behaves ingratiatingly toward her boss"
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advschmeichlerisch; smilesüßlich
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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.
Cuthbert?" 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.
'Huh!' said Kim, recognizing Hurree Babu, who smiled ingratiatingly.
French officials ingratiatingly briefed a willing press corps that the terms would roughly involve US-Iranian talks being restarted once the US agreed to a partial rollback of its sanctions in return for full Iranian compliance with the JCPOA.
As if to highlight this point, President Duterte even ingratiatingly declared, "I simply love Xi Jinping" last April, 2018.
said the red man and smiled ingratiatingly. Muni reacted to the relaxed atmosphere by smiling himself" (15).
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.