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glib




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glib
     1. adj. Having a ready flow of words but lacking thought or understanding; superficial; shallow.
     2. adj. Smooth or slippery.
           a sheet of glib ice
     3. adj. Artfully persuasive in nature.
           a glib tongue; a glib speech
     4. v. To make glib.
     5. n. (historical) A mass of matted hair worn down over the eyes, formerly worn in Ireland.
     6. v. (obsolete) To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.

Example Sentences

He's too young, too glib, better looking, and too fast for me. 
There was not a word in it of false optimism, facile nationalism or glib tabloid militarism. 

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