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ingratiating

[in-grey-shee-ey-ting] /ɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
charming; agreeable; pleasing.
2.
deliberately meant to gain favor:
an ingratiating manner.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; ingratiate + -ing2
Related forms
ingratiatingly, adverb
uningratiating, adjective
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  • They backed away be- fore us, pausing every two or three steps to bow ingratiatingly to us.
  • He's cartoon-animal round and ingratiatingly impish.
  • She sings agreeably and plays this particular part ingratiatingly.

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