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synonyms for ingratiating

  • charming
  • disarming
  • smarmy
  • crawling
  • flattering
  • humble
  • insinuating
  • serving
  • toadying
  • deferential
  • obsequious
  • saccharine
  • silken
  • soft
  • sycophantic
  • unctuous
See also synonyms for: ingratiatingly
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antonyms for ingratiating

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  • deterring
  • disgusting
  • repellent
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How to use ingratiating in a sentence

But in May, 1819, he was recalled to France, and soon found means of ingratiating himself with the Bourbons.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I have looked in,” said Aristide, with his ingratiating smile, “to see whether you are ready to go to the Madeleine.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
"Can't bear to stay near a man that mentions so much money in a breath," said Scattergood, with his most ingratiating grin.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
This is a thing I would despise in anybody else; but he is so jolly insidious 240 and ingratiating!
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
To Buckingham and Company the idea of governing such a "simpleton," and thus ingratiating themselves with the King, was enticing.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Larry found himself smiling back into the ingratiating, irresponsible, boyish face.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
She has repeatedly used basket ball favors as means of ingratiating herself with wealthy 234 students.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
Thomas, being summoned, proved to be a tall lad possessing an honest and ingratiating smile, adorning a fair and open countenance.
MRS. VANDERSTEIN'S JEWELSMRS. CHARLES BRYCE
Never have I seen a small chunk of a boy with such a large, ingratiating smile as Geordie's.
MOTHERING ON PERILOUSLUCY S. FURMAN
"They are indeed," replied Thang-li, with that ingratiating candour that marked his whole existence.
KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURSERNEST BRAMAH
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WORDS RELATED TO INGRATIATING

  • affable
  • amiable
  • civilized
  • congenial
  • courteous
  • gentle
  • good-natured
  • ingratiating
  • oily
  • pleasant
  • smooth
  • suave
  • unctuous
  • unemotional
  • urbane
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.