Definition of ingratiatingly in US English:

ingratiatingly

adverb

  • See ingratiating

    • ‘Seeing my annoyance, she smiled uneasily under her mask and wiggled her fingers ingratiatingly over at me.’
    • ‘Jane, the heroine, devises a theory that is marketed to the viewer as revolutionary, when it is quite a stretch to describe it as more than ingratiatingly goofy.’
    • ‘The man behind the desk smiled ingratiatingly and raised his eyebrows for my request.’
    • ‘Who would not prefer a youngster to an adult who smiles ingratiatingly at you and then promptly turns to another customer?’
    • ‘Hugh is always ingratiatingly Hugh, but I imagine that Daniel disappears into each role and doesn't give a damn whether you like him or not.’