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glib (adj) speaking easily and smoothly or spoken easily or smoothly.

Glib talk is easily and smoothly spoken talk, and is difficult to believe because it is spoken without thinking and lacks sincerity. Clever and insincere words said rather thoughtlessly and to make the listener believe them are glib words. A glib talker talks to persuade people into believing their words, usually false. A glib salesman tries to sell his ware by talking in a smooth and easy manner just to make people buy what he is trying to sell. You are glib when without yourself being certain of something you try to make others believe you.

  • The glib politician in his electoral speech made it appear that land flowing with honey and milk would soon be a reality if he and his party were elected.
  • Jim's words that he had a solution to the problem of unemployment convinced none. In spite of his smooth and convincing talk, his listeners dismissed it as a glib talk, intended to cheat credulous people.
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