ingratiatory
ingratiatory ingratiatory adj. 1. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; as, her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable.

Syn: coaxing. [WordNet 1.5]

2. calculated to please or gain favor; same as {ingratiating}, 2.

Syn: ingratiating. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • ingratiatory — adjective 1. pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade a coaxing and obsequious voice her manner is quiet and ingratiatory and a little too agreeable • Syn: ↑coaxing • Similar to: ↑persuasive 2. calculated to please or gain favor …   Useful english dictionary

  • ingratiatory — adjective see ingratiate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ingratiatory — See ingratiation. * * * …   Universalium

  • ingratiatory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Purposefully contrived to gain favor: ingratiating, insinuating, saccharine, sugary. See PAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • ingratiatory — in·gra·tia·to·ry …   English syllables

  • ingratiatory — /ɪnˈgreɪʃiətri/ (say in graysheeuhtree) adjective serving or intended to ingratiate …   Australian English dictionary

  • coaxing — I noun flattery designed to gain favor • Syn: ↑blarney, ↑soft soap, ↑sweet talk • Derivationally related forms: ↑coax, ↑blarney (for: ↑bla …   Useful english dictionary

  • ingratiating — adjective 1. capable of winning favor with open arms and an ingratiating smile • Similar to: ↑pleasing 2. calculated to please or gain favor a smooth ingratiating manner • Syn: ↑insinuating, ↑ingratiatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • insinuating — adjective calculated to please or gain favor a smooth ingratiating manner • Syn: ↑ingratiating, ↑ingratiatory • Similar to: ↑flattering • Derivationally related forms: ↑ingratiate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • coaxing — coax ing adj. 1. p. pr. of {coax}; as, the boys coaxing voices. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade; as, bending in coaxing postures over the guns. Syn: ingratiatory. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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