glibly glibly  /ɡ ˈlɪb li/


  • (adv) with superficial plausibility


  1. The findings by Katz and Watson undermine the notion that race and intellect can be glibly linked.
  2. While a uniform calendar has many advantages, its opponents argue glibly.
  3. Gone are the days when he would glibly compare flailing financial markets to jet crashes, as he did to PTI in 1999.


  • L'Avventura's Vampire Credibility

    The Bay Area indie-rock band gains traction on HBO's True Blood . by Jessica Langlois Only the glow of dashboard instruments illuminates the faces of four twentysomethings as they maneuver their SUV through bumpy forest roads in the dead of night. As the precocious hipsters argue glibly about the purpose of their mission, a tinny voice croons from the stereo speakers, backed by a quick bass line ...
    on September 4, 2013     Source: East Bay Express


  1. Mr Stanhope said the result was proof Australians understood the delivery of health and public transport services was complicated and they trusted Labor over those who "glibly promised quick fixes".
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Jon Stanhope Source: The Canberra Times

  2. In that 2000 letter Buffett wrote that "market commentators and investment managers who glibly refer to 'growth' and 'value' styles as contrasting approaches to investment are displaying their ignorance, not their sophistication. Growth is simply a...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Warren Buffett Source: Forbes (blog)

  3. "It was in Boston, not Georgia, that a white man has called me nigger for the first time," Thomas wrote. "I bristled at the self-righteous sanctimony with which so many of the northerners at Yale glibly discussed the South's racial problems."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Clarence Thomas Source: Los Angeles Times

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