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adjective as in fawning, servile

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They might have been the most ingratiating band in the world.

But the little blooper that resulted made Fallon seem more ingratiating than ever.

Though David was criticized for tossing softball or ingratiating questions, he, in fact, knew what he was doing.

He could be petty and mean-spirited to subordinates, ingratiating and sycophantic to bosses and celebrities.

Man gets divorced late in life and copes by ingratiating himself with unsuspecting Brooklynites.

But in May, 1819, he was recalled to France, and soon found means of ingratiating himself with the Bourbons.

I have looked in,” said Aristide, with his ingratiating smile, “to see whether you are ready to go to the Madeleine.

"Can't bear to stay near a man that mentions so much money in a breath," said Scattergood, with his most ingratiating grin.

This is a thing I would despise in anybody else; but he is so jolly insidious 240 and ingratiating!

To Buckingham and Company the idea of governing such a "simpleton," and thus ingratiating themselves with the King, was enticing.


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On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ingratiating, such as: charming, disarming, smarmy, crawling, flattering, and humble.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.