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ingratiating

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ingratiating

  1. likely or intended to win one's affection <one of the orphans had a most ingratiating smile> Synonyms disarming, endearing, insinuating, winning, winsome Related Words adorable, charming, likable (or likeable), lovable (also loveable); affecting, poignant, touching; adulatory, deferential, effusive, flattering, fulsome, groveling (or grovelling), kowtowing, obsequious, servile, sycophantic; drooling, oleaginous, slavering, slobbering; saccharine, soapy, sugary, unctuous Near Antonyms alienating, disaffecting, displeasing; repugnant, repulsive; arrogant, disdainful, haughty, insolent, proud, scornful Antonyms unendearing, uningratiating





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