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ingratiating

adjective

1 ingratiating

Capable of winning favor.

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more



2 ingratiating

Calculated to please or gain favor:
— A smooth ingratiating manner.

synonyms: ingratiatory, insinuating.


Moby thesaurus: abject, adulatory, apple-polishing, backscratching, beggarly, bland, bootlicking, brown-nosing, buttery, cajoling, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, deferential, disarming, fair-spoken, fawning, fine-spoken, flattering ... show more.

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ingratiate

verb

1 ingratiate

Gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts.

Dutch: gunst, in het gevlei komen, bemind maken


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