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"glib" in British English

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glibadjective

uk   us   /ɡlɪb/ (glibber, glibbest)
speaking or ​spoken in a ​confident way, but without ​carefulthought or ​honesty: He's a glib, ​self-centred man. No one was ​convinced by his glib answers/​explanations.
glibly
adverb uk   us   /ˈɡlɪb.li/
He ​spoke glibly about an ​economicrecovery just around the ​corner.
glibness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡlɪb.nəs/
(Definition of glib from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glibadjective

 us   /ɡlɪb/ (-bb-)
easy and confident in ​speech, with little ​thought or ​sincerity: He’s not ​flashy, and he doesn’t ​know how to be glib.
(Definition of glib from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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