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Definition of ingratiating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ingratiating

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪnˈɡreɪʃieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈɡreɪʃieɪtɪŋ//
 
(disapproving)
 
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trying too hard to please somebody an ingratiating smile He wasn’t just helpful, he was positively ingratiating.
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