Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ingratiate

1 sense of ingratiate

Sense 1
ingratiate -- (gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts)
       => manipulate, keep in line, control -- (control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line")

Antonyms of adj ingratiating

2 senses of ingratiating

Sense 1
ingratiating -- (capable of winning favor; "with open arms and an ingratiating smile")

INDIRECT (VIA pleasing) -> displeasing -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 2
ingratiating, insinuating, ingratiatory -- (calculated to please or gain favor; "a smooth ingratiating manner")

INDIRECT (VIA flattering) -> unflattering, uncomplimentary -- (showing or representing unfavorably; "an unflattering portrait"; "an uncomplimentary dress")

Similarity of adj ingratiating

2 senses of ingratiating

Sense 1
ingratiating -- (capable of winning favor; "with open arms and an ingratiating smile")
       => pleasing (vs. displeasing) -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 2
ingratiating, insinuating, ingratiatory -- (calculated to please or gain favor; "a smooth ingratiating manner")
       => flattering (vs. unflattering) -- (showing or representing to advantage; "a flattering color")

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