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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.
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Adv.1.glibly - with superficial plausibility; "he talked glibly"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

glibly

[ˈglɪbli] adv [talk] → aisément
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

glibly

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

[ˈglɪblɪ] advcon disinvoltura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
"`God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,'" responded Anne promptly and glibly.
He remembered the contents, which in truth he rattled off very glibly when put to the test.
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.
"Four into fifteen, three times and three to carry," Saxon recited glibly. "Four into thirty is seven, twenty-eight, two to carry; and two-fourths is one-half.
Manson Mingott had become known--her cynicism was held to exceed his; and she had not the excuse--nor her detractors the satisfaction-- of pleading that she was "a foreigner." 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.
Half-past six was no longer half-past six to these pilgrims from New England, the South, and the Mississippi Valley, it was "seven bells"; eight, twelve, and four o'clock were "eight bells"; the captain did not take the longitude at nine o'clock, but at "two bells." They spoke glibly of the "after cabin," the "for'rard cabin," "port and starboard" and the "fo'castle."
Dorothy looked back, as they rode away, and noticed that the woman had not yet finished her speech but was talking as glibly as ever, although no one was near to hear her.
"You talk glibly enough, Julian, about this woman's mad assertion that Grace is the missing nurse, and that she is Grace.
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.
"Now, holy friar," quoth he, panting and wiping the sweat from his brow, "what say the Scriptures that you quote so glibly?--Be not weary of well doing.
She talked glibly of anatomy and construction, planes and lines, and of much else which Philip did not understand.
He glibly recited an old Golden Text learned several weeks ago.