ingratiating

[ in-grey-shee-ey-ting ]SEE DEFINITION OF ingratiating
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"We do not understand you," he said with an ingratiating smile.

The young man smiled and it was much too cold to be ingratiating if that was its intent.

He had a double chin and a smile which was apologetic but ingratiating.

Besides, he had nothing of the ingratiating ways of the other men about him.

Therefore he drew him aside in a manner as portentous and ingratiating as he could make it.

But directly I appeared she began to speak in an ingratiating voice.

She loved children, but Tibby was not an ingratiating child.

He looked up at the cop and put on his most ingratiating smile.

"I can tell you in an inner room," he murmured, in his most ingratiating manner.

Diana moved nearer to him, with her prettiest and most ingratiating air.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, possibly via 16c. Italian ingraziarsi "to bring (oneself) into favor," from Latin in gratiam "for the favor of," from in "in" (see in- (2)) + gratia "favor, grace" (see grace).

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