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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “glib”

glib

adjective     /ɡlɪb/ (glibber, glibbest)
speaking or spoken in a confident way, but without careful thought or honesty
花言巧语的,油嘴滑舌的;(说话)不诚恳的,未经思考的
He's a glib, self-centred man.
他是个油嘴滑舌、自私自利的人。
No one was convinced by his glib answers/explanations.
没有人相信他那信口开河的回答/解释。
Affected and insincere
glibly     /ˈɡlɪb.li/ adverb He spoke glibly about an economic recovery just around the corner.
他信口开河,大讲什么经济很快就会复苏。
Affected and insincere
glibness     /ˈɡlɪb.nəs/ noun [U] Affected and insincere
(Definition of glib adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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