Glib - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlɪb|  American pronunciation of the word glib
Brit.  |ɡlɪb|  British pronunciation of the word glib

adjective

- marked by lack of intellectual depth

glib generalizations
a glib response to a complex question

- having only superficial plausibility(syn: pat, slick)

glib promises

- artfully persuasive in speech(syn: glib-tongued, smooth-tongued)

a glib tongue

Examples

Politicians need to do more than provide glib answers to difficult questions.

the actor's glib portrayal of a drug addict

The snow lies glib as glass and hard as steel.

a glib response to a complex question

...easily snowed by her glib talk...

I expected a glib ladies' man, which he's not. He is an introspective man with deep emotions.

Word forms

adjective
comparative: glibber
superlative: glibbest
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