glib glib  /ɡ ˈlɪb/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by lack of intellectual depth
  2. (adj) having only superficial plausibility
  3. (adj) artfully persuasive in speech

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • I fell into a trap, which in part had been laid by my own glib tongue.

News

  1. GLib 2.36.3 Stable Release Repairs Seven Bugs

    Softpedia: Glib 2.36.3 fixes the property example in the GObject tutorial, a GThreadedResolver issue – related to setting an error if no records could be found – has been repaired.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Linux Today

  2. In 'La Camioneta,' Mark Kendall traces school bus' strange trip

    His documentary follows the transformation of a vehicle for Pennsylvania students into one that serves Guatemalan workers. In a memorable scene from Robert Altman's 1975 classic "Nashville," a ditzy British reporter played by Geraldine Chaplin wanders beside a fleet of yellow school buses, scavenging for glib metaphors about the fissures in U.S. society.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "Matt, Matt, you don't even - you're glib," Cruise responded. "You don't even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories,...
    on Jun 24, 2005 By: Tom Cruise Source: USA Today

  2. "This is a glib one-liner to say that our wealth is entirely due to the resources boom," Howard told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "I reject entirely the argument that it's all about China."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. But Coppell said: "I have always given glib answers and said we are not ready. It could be not good for us. We would have to have a bigger squad which we could not afford and over time could prove to be cumbersome and a hindrance. Europe is a...
    on Apr 21, 2007 By: Steve Coppell Source: Goal.com

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