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English definition of “ingratiating”


adjective     /ɪnˈɡreɪ.ʃiː.eɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ disapproving
describes behaviour that is intended to make people like you: an ingratiating smile/mannerPraising insincerely or too eagerly
(Definition of ingratiating adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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