glib
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glib(
glihb
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (speaking fluently but deceptively)
a. con mucha labia
Why would you want a lawnmower if you live in an apartment? - A glib salesman talked me into it.¿Para qué quieres tú una cortadora de pasto si vives en un apartamento? - Me la vendió un tipo con mucha labia.
b. labioso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't trust one word that this glib politician says.No creo ni una palabra de lo que diga este político labioso.
c. elocuente pero insincero
Although the speech moved the crowd, I saw how glib it was.Aunque el discurso conmovió al público, noté que era elocuente pero insincero.
2. (lacking depth)
a. simplista
Passing this class is not about understanding the material so much as knowing which glib response the professor expects.Aprobar esta clase no es tanta una cuestión de comprender el material como de saber qué respuesta simplista es la que espera la profesora.
b. superficial
We didn't accomplish anything in the meeting. It was just two hours of glib conversation.No logramos nada en la reunión. Solo fueron dos horas de conversación superficial.
3. (flippant)
a. fácil
Ricardo arrived half an hour late with a glib excuse about losing track of time.Ricardo llegó media hora tarde con la excusa fácil de haber perdido la noción del tiempo.
b. insustancial
I asked her in earnest, but she just responded with a glib remark.Se lo pregunté en serio, pero se limitó a responderme con un comentario insustancial.
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glib
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (salesman, politician)
a. con mucha labia
b. labioso(a)
2. (talk)
a. simplista
3. (excuse, answer)
a. fácil
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glib [ɡlɪb]
adjective
[+person] de mucha labia; poco sincero; [+explanation, excuse] fácil; [+speech] elocuente pero insincero
the salesman was very glib
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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