- ingres, jean auguste dominique
Origin of ingratiating
verb (used with object), in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing.
Origin of ingratiate
Examples from the Web for ingratiating
They might have been the most ingratiating band in the world.Gwyneth Paltrow Haunts Coldplay’s Self-Conscious Breakup Album ‘Ghost Stories’|Andrew Romano|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell|Robert Lipsyte|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Man gets divorced late in life and copes by ingratiating himself with unsuspecting Brooklynites.Bill Murray Crashes Karaoke and More Crazy Moments|The Daily Beast|January 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It does not, of course, follow that an ingratiating interview request will be mean an ingratiating interview.
"Don't call them my friends, please God," exclaimed Mr Hammet with ingratiating disloyalty.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
"Ye'll no forget one thing, my leddy," he said, with the most ingratiating politeness.No Name|Wilkie Collins
His voice had become vibrant, ingratiating, he had changed from the master to the suppliant—and yet she was not displeased.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
After that pleasurable and ingratiating episode he was not tormented by invitations from my friends.Edgar Saltus: The Man|Marie Saltus
Underwood stood holding open the library door, with a smile that was meant to be ingratiating and conciliatory.The Wizard's Son, vol. 3|Margaret Oliphant