He was equable and not cringing with his superiors, was free and ingratiating in his behavior with his equals, and was contemptuously indulgent with his inferiors.
She watched his progress towards the pavilion, saw him now responding condescendingly to an ingratiating bow, now exchanging friendly, nonchalant greetings with his equals, now assiduously trying to catch the eye of some great one of this world, and taking off his big round hat that squeezed the tips of his ears.
But to show he was not trying to ingratiate himself with Vronsky, he promptly added some slightly critical remarks.
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She tried to ingratiate herself with her superiors.
On the surface, he was one of those pale, ingratiating kind of men who tiptoed through life on small, quick feet.