Definition of Ingratiatory

1. Adjective. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade. "Her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable"

Exact synonyms: Coaxing
Similar to: Persuasive



2. Adjective. Calculated to please or gain favor. "A smooth ingratiating manner"
Exact synonyms: Ingratiating, Insinuating
Similar to: Flattering
Derivative terms: Ingratiate

Definition of Ingratiatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ingratiatory

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ingrappled
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ingrate
ingrateful
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ingratiating
ingratiatingly
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ingratiatory (current term)
ingratitude
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ingrave
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Literary usage of Ingratiatory

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1. Coals of fire, and other stories by David Christie Murray (1882)
"He was a good-looking dog, and his smile was ingratiatory. The German girl gave him a smile and a blush, in passing, and just half a curtsy. ..."

2. Report of the Joint Committee of the Michigan Legislature of 1877, on an (1877)
"A. His manner previously I should say was ingratiatory towards Dr. Douglas, —seemed so to me,—and after that it was wholly reserved, and uncommunicative. ..."

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