ingratiating ingratiating  /ɪŋ ˈɡreɪ ʃi ˌeɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) capable of winning favor
  2. (adj) calculated to please or gain favor

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the years since, he has become more confident and to Westerners decidedly less ingratiating.
  2. Charm is not part of his presentation of selfhe makes no effort to be ingratiating.
  3. In the years since, he has become more confident and to Westerners decidedly less ingratiating.

News

  1. An In Flagrante Discovery and a Meaningful Knee Touch Bring Some Awkwardness to 'Mad Men'

    The article below contains spoilers for "Favors," the June 9, 2013 episode of "Mad Men." The sixth season of "Mad Men" is unlikely to end with an episode entirely from the point of view of Bob Benson (James Wolk), but wouldn't it be great if it did? The show could forget the merger infighting and Don's (Jon Hamm) malaise and just focus on the ingratiating, forever cheerful Bob, who seems to ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. ArtsBeat: The Bob Benson of His Office: James Wolk on His ‘Mad Men’ Role

    James Wolk talks about playing Bob Benson, the overeager, ingratiating “Mad Men” character who has spawned any number of conspiracy theories about what he might really be up to.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. The Bob Benson of His Office: James Wolk on His ‘Mad Men’ Role

    James Wolk talks about playing Bob Benson, the overeager, ingratiating "Mad Men" character who has spawned any number of conspiracy theories about what he might really be up to.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "I am appalled that a leader of the House, who must know what good work is done by our staffs, would take such an inaccurate cheap shot at these people, for the purpose of ingratiating himself with bankers or any other group," Frank wrote.
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Barney Frank Source: Politico

  2. Obama writes: "I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: VDARE.com

  3. In his initial open letter, Gervais complained to Obama that "one of your flock has strayed" and "is out and about ingratiating herself with the Great British public."
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Ricky Gervais Source: United Press International

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