Pronunciation: [ in-grey-shee-ey-ting ]
Origin: Early 17th century; Italian
Etymology: from Latin in gratiam ‘into favor’, on the pattern of obsolete Italian ingratiare, earlier form of ingraziare
1. (adjective) charming; agreeable; pleasing; deliberately meant to gain favor
Synonym(s): charming, disarming, smarmy, flattering, serving, toadying
Antonym(s): deterring, disgusting, repellent
Example: She acted in such an ingratiating manner to all of her superiors.