glibly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.glibly - with superficial plausibility; "he talked glibly"
Translations
بِعَفْوِيَّه، بِسُرْعَة
pohotově
locsogón
á vanhugsaîan hátt, kæruleysislega
ağız kalabalığı ederek

glibly

[ˈglɪblɪ] ADV [speak] → (elocuentemente pero) con poca sinceridad; [explain] → con una facilidad sospechosa

glibly

[ˈglɪbli] adv [talk] → aisément

glibly

adv talkleichthin; promise, generalizevorschnell; replyglatt; liegeschickt; he glibly produced a couple of excuseser war schnell mit ein paar glatten Ausreden bei der Hand

glibly

[ˈglɪblɪ] advcon disinvoltura

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
References in classic literature ?
He remembered the contents, which in truth he rattled off very glibly when put to the test.
As a rule, a knight is a lummox, and some times even a labrick, and hence open to pretty poor arguments when they come glibly from a supersti- tion-monger, but even HE could see the practical side of a thing once in a while; and so of late you couldn't clean up a tournament and pile the result without finding one of my accident-tickets in every helmet.
All this ran so glibly through her thoughts, that by the time her father had arranged himself, after the bustle of the Eltons' departure, and was ready to speak, she was very tolerably capable of attending.
Meantime Dominicus Pike, being an extremely polite young man, and also suspecting that a female tongue would tell the story as glibly as a lawyer's, had handed the lady out of the coach.
It seemed as if the honey and alcohol, which had passed so glibly and smoothly over his tongue, were at war within his stomach; and that he had a swarm of bees within his head.
His son can talk more glibly, but he cannot fight as his father did.
Seven years of wretchedness glide glibly over the lips of the man who has never counted them out in moments of chill disappointment, of head and heart throbbings, of dread and vain wrestling, of remorse and despair.
Being a few private friends I've asked in to keep up club-walking at my own expense," the landlady exclaimed at the sound of footsteps, as glibly as a child repeating the Catechism, while she peered over the stairs.
It was some comfort (to those whose securities were not in jeopardy) to be able to remind themselves that Beaufort WAS; but, after all, if a Dallas of South Carolina took his view of the case, and glibly talked of his soon being "on his feet again," the argument lost its edge, and there was nothing to do but to accept this awful evidence of the indissolubility of marriage.
They spoke glibly of the "after cabin," the "for'rard cabin," "port and starboard" and the "fo'castle.
She talked glibly of anatomy and construction, planes and lines, and of much else which Philip did not understand.
The general was, of course, repeating what he had told Lebedeff the night before, and thus brought it out glibly enough, but here he looked suspiciously at the prince out of the corners of his eyes.