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ingratiating

adjective

Simple Definition of ingratiating

  • : intended to gain someone's favor or approval

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ingratiating

  1. 1 :  capable of winning favor :  pleasing <an ingratiating smile>

  2. 2 :  intended or adopted in order to gain favor :  flattering

ingratiatingly play \-ˈgrā-shē-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of ingratiating in a sentence

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



1655

First Known Use of ingratiating

1655


INGRATIATING Defined for Kids

ingratiating

adjective in·gra·ti·at·ing \in-ˈgrā-shē-ˌā-tiŋ\

Definition of ingratiating for Students

  1. 1 :  pleasing <an ingratiating smile>

  2. 2 :  intended to gain someone's favor <ingratiating behavior>

ingratiatingly adverb




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