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Ingratiatory   Listen
adjective
ingratiatory  adj.  
1.
Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; as, her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable.
Synonyms: coaxing.
2.
Calculated to please or gain favor; same as ingratiating, 2.
Synonyms: ingratiating.






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"Ingratiatory" Quotes from Famous Books



... summer passed, the council assembled, and with the first breath of autumn chill the very air of the city was touched by a premonition of contest. Cowperwood, disappointed by the outcome of his various ingratiatory efforts, decided to fall back on his old reliable method of bribery. He fixed on his price—twenty thousand dollars for each favorable vote, to begin with. Later, if necessary, he would raise it to twenty-five thousand, ...
— The Titan • Theodore Dreiser

... acquaintance, who, like myself, had been watching the procession, had posted himself a little farther down the road, with Scraper near at hand. Near to him, employing all the ingratiatory insinuating arts she knew, and so absorbed in Scraper that she forgot even to direct the procession, was Lil. To her, fawning and whining in such an excess of feeble joy as can be rarely known to dogs or man, came the half-starved, half-drowned ...
— Schwartz: A History - From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray • David Christie Murray



Words linked to "Ingratiatory" :   flattering, persuasive, ingratiate, insinuating, ingratiating



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