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glib

 (glĭb)
adj. glib·ber, glib·best
1. Performed with a natural, offhand ease: was fascinated by his unfailingly glib conversation.
2. Given to or characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern: criticized him for being glib about something so serious.

[Possibly of Low German origin; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glib′ly adv.
glib′ness n.

glib

(ɡlɪb)
adj, glibber or glibbest
fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
[C16: probably from Middle Low German glibberich slippery]
ˈglibly adv
ˈglibness n

glib

(glɪb)

adj. glib•ber, glib•best.
1. readily fluent, often superficially or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
2. easy or unconstrained: glib manners.
[1585–95; compare obsolete glibbery slippery (c. Dutch glibberig)]
glib′ly, adv.
glib′ness, n.
syn: See fluent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glib - marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question"
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
2.glib - having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
plausible - apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
3.glib - artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a smooth-tongued hypocrite"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"

glib

adjective smooth, easy, ready, quick, slick, plausible, slippery, fluent, suave, artful, insincere, fast-talking, smooth-tongued He is full of glib excuses for his past mistakes. a glib car salesman
halting, sincere, hesitant, implausible, tongue-tied

glib

adjective
Characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse:
Translations
طَلْق اللسان، مُتَحَذْلِقعَفْوي، سَريع
pohotovývemlouvavý
overfladisk
locsogó
tungulipurvanhugsaî, kærulaust
iškalbusturintis gerą liežuvį
ātrspaviršsveikls
ağzı kalabalıkkıvırtmacalâf ebesi

glib

[glɪb] ADJ [person] → de mucha labia, poco sincero; [explanation, excuse] → fácil; [speech] → elocuente pero insincero

glib

[ˈglɪb] adj [answer, phrase, talk] → désinvolte
perhaps it's glib to suggest that ... → il est peut-être trop simple de suggérer que ...

glib

adj (+er) personzungenfertig; excuse, replyglatt, leichtzüngig; attitude, ideasleichtfertig; promise, generalizationvorschnell; glib talkleichtfertiges Gerede; glib phrasesschön klingende Phrasen pl; I don’t want to sound glibich möchte nicht den Eindruck erwecken, das so leichthin zu sagen; to have a glib tonguezungenfertig sein, eine glatte Zunge haben

glib

[glɪb] adj (person) → dalla lingua sciolta; (explanation, excuse) → facile, disinvolto/a

glib

(glib) adjective
1. speaking persuasively but usually without sincerity. The salesman was a very glib talker.
2. (of a reply etc) quick and ready, but showing little thought. glib excuses.
ˈglibly adverb
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