- The definition of ingratiating is a charming or pleasing person.
An example of ingratiating is a person with a charismatic personality who people want to be around; an ingratiating personality.
- Pleasing; agreeable: “Reading requires an effort&ellipsis4; Print is not as ingratiating as television” (Robert MacNeil).
- Calculated to please or win favor: an unctuous, ingratiating manner.
(comparative more ingratiating, superlative most ingratiating)
- Present participle of ingratiate.
Variant of ingratiate
transitive verbingratiated, ingratiating
Origin of ingratiateprobably via Italian ingratiare (now ingraziare) ; from Classical Latin phrase in gratiam, for the favor of ; from in-, in + gratia, favor, grace