glib

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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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One of the glibber pronouncements about Yemen made by the international press is that the country will "run out" of water within a decade or so, unless something is done to alleviate the scarcity.
The promoters of Russia's popular films and glibber textbooks might also argue, in answer to the criticisms levelled here, that the taste for costume drama, cinematic warfare and epic heroes is not a Russian monopoly.