ingratiatingly
adverb see ingratiating

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ingratiatingly — adverb in a flattering and ingratiating manner she behaves ingratiatingly toward her boss • Derived from adjective: ↑ingratiating …   Useful english dictionary

  • ingratiatingly — See ingratiating. * * * …   Universalium

  • ingratiatingly — adverb In an ingratiating manner …   Wiktionary

  • ingratiatingly — adv. in an agreeable manner, in a pleasing manner; obsequiously, sycophantically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ingratiatingly — in·gra·ti·at·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • ingratiatingly — See: ingratiating …   English dictionary

  • ingratiating — ingratiatingly, adv. /in gray shee ay ting/, adj. 1. charming; agreeable; pleasing. 2. deliberately meant to gain favor: an ingratiating manner. [1635 45; INGRATIATE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • smarm — /smam/ (say smahm) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to fawn ingratiatingly; be servile. –verb (t) 2. to fawn over ingratiatingly; flatter. –noun 3. flattery; unctuousness; fulsomeness. {British dialect smarm, variant of smalm; origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • goody-goody — adjective Date: 1871 affectedly or ingratiatingly good or proper • goody goody noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ingratiating — adjective Date: 1655 1. capable of winning favor ; pleasing < an ingratiating smile > 2. intended or adopted in order to gain favor ; flattering • ingratiatingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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