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They are ingratiating and earnest, with no anger and no edge.

Therefore, ingratiating itself into the entrepreneurial portion of any burgeoning star’s career could prove a windfall for NBCUniversal.

From Digiday

Blair never made the mistake of underestimating Brooks, and his own considerable powers of ingratiation were exercised on her.

He had prepared himself to be ingratiating; but he realized that ingratiation was not a successful line to pursue with dragons.

For Gordy, when absolutely forced to face an unknown woman, could bring to the encounter a certain bluff ingratiation.

He petted her, and she slid into his arms with a child-like ingratiation that made his heart swell with pity.

The qualities of ingratiation and friendliness departed from M. Garfunkel's smile, leaving it wholly apologetic.

He could not resist her beauty, her warmth, her ingratiation.


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On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ingratiation, such as: adulation, baloney, blandishment, cajolery, coaxing, and compliments.

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