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ingratiating

adjective

: intended to gain someone's favor or approval

Full Definition of INGRATIATING

1
:  capable of winning favor :  pleasing <an ingratiating smile>
2
:  intended or adopted in order to gain favor :  flattering
in·gra·ti·at·ing·ly \-ˈgrā-shē-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of INGRATIATING

  1. <one of the orphans had a most ingratiating smile>

First Known Use of INGRATIATING

1655

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