ingratiating

adjective in·gra·ti·at·ing \ in-ˈgrā-shē-ˌā-tiŋ \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of ingratiating

1 : capable of winning favor : pleasing
  • an ingratiating smile
2 : intended or adopted in order to gain favor : flattering

ingratiatingly

play \in-ˈgrā-shē-ˌā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of ingratiating in a Sentence

  1. one of the orphans had a most ingratiating smile

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First Known Use of ingratiating

1655


INGRATIATING Defined for English Language Learners

ingratiating

adjective

Definition of ingratiating for English Language Learners

  • : intended to gain someone's favor or approval


INGRATIATING Defined for Kids

ingratiating

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

Definition of ingratiating for Students

1 : pleasing
  • an ingratiating smile
2 : intended to gain someone's favor
  • ingratiating behavior

ingratiatingly

adverb


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