ingratiating
[ in-grey-shee-ey-ting ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Italian from Latin in gratiam ‘into favor’, on the pattern of obsolete Italian ingratiare, earlier form of ingraziare
Synonyms
  • charming
  • disarming
  • smarmy
  • flattering
  • serving
  • toadying
Antonyms
  • deterring
  • disgusting
  • repellent
Definition
charming; agreeable; pleasing; deliberately meant to gain favor
Example
She acted in such an ingratiating manner to all of her superiors.
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