Definition of ingratiating in English:
Intended to gain approval or favour; sycophantic: an ingratiating manner
More example sentences
- I don't want to win the support of the Conservative group in the parliament in a wheedling, ingratiating or deal-making way, but because my colleagues acknowledge that I'm the best to lead that group.
- Nor did he have an ingratiating, slimy, or arrogant manner.
- He is outgoing, with the ingratiating manner of one destined for politics.
sycophantic, toadying, fawning, crawling, creeping, unctuous, obsequious, servile, submissive, Uriah Heepish;
North American informal brown-nosing
- Example sentences
- Jane, the heroine, devises a theory that is marketed to the viewer as revolutionary, when it is quite a stretch to describe it as more than ingratiatingly goofy.
- Hugh is always ingratiatingly Hugh, but I imagine that Daniel disappears into each role and doesn't give a damn whether you like him or not.
- Who would not prefer a youngster to an adult who smiles ingratiatingly at you and then promptly turns to another customer?
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