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Definition of ingratiating adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ingratiating

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪnˈɡreɪʃiˌeɪt̮ɪŋ//
 
(disapproving)
 
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trying too hard to please someone an ingratiating smile He wasn't just helpful, he was positively ingratiating.
ingratiatingly
 
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adverb
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