Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade.
  • adj. calculated to please or gain favor; same as ingratiating, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Insinuating; serving to render acceptable or to ingratiate one with another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
  • adj. calculated to please or gain favor

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Examples

  • Lord Decimus, though one of the greatest of the earth, was not remarkable for ingratiatory manners, and Ferdinand had coached him up to the point of noticing all the fellows he might find there, and saying he was glad to see them.

    Little Dorrit

  • Cowperwood, disappointed by the outcome of his various ingratiatory efforts, decided to fall back on his old reliable method of bribery.

    The Titan

  • “Something new, I should think, to you, sir, in a sailing match on fresh water?” he said, in his most ingratiatory manner.

    Armadale

  • He spoke with a timid gentleness of tone, an ingratiatory smile, and an anxious courtesy of manner, all distressingly suggestive of his being accustomed to receive rough answers in exchange for his own politeness from the persons whom he habitually addressed.

    Armadale

  • Near to him, employing all the ingratiatory insinuating arts she knew, and so absorbed in Scraper that she forgot even to direct the procession, was Lil.

    Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • Fuzzy wriggled himself into an ingratiatory attitude and essayed the idiotic smile and blattering small talk that is supposed to charm the budding intellect of the young.

    Strictly business: more stories of the four million

  • If you think of it, you will find one of the robin's very chief ingratiatory faculties is his dainty and delicate movement, -- his footing it featly here and there.

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • "Something new, I should think, to you, sir, in a sailing match on fresh water?" he said, in his most ingratiatory manner.

    Armadale

  • Lord Decimus, though one of the greatest of the earth, was not remarkable for ingratiatory manners, and

    Little Dorrit

  • Not,” touching his elbows again, with an ingratiatory smile, “that one would desire to get rid of you.”

    No Thoroughfare

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