Definition of ingratiation in US English:

ingratiation

noun

  • See ingratiate

    • ‘You will be fêted and your ego stroked; ingratiation will be the first approach.’
    • ‘It was the pursuit of total ingratiation with the media and it sort of bothered me a bit.’
    • ‘Nor did she apologise for the desire to be admired: it didn't appear to be an act of approval-seeking ingratiation but rather one of aggressive confidence.’
    • ‘Recycling is useful both as incantation and as ingratiation.’
    • ‘Exclamation marks suggest a certain unflattering ingratiation, especially in letters written to strangers.’

Pronunciation

ingratiation

/-ˌɡrāSHēˈāSHən/