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glib
American English: /ɡlɪb/
British English: /ɡlɪb/

Translation of glib in Spanish:

adjective -bb-

  • (solution/generalization/explanation)
    simplista
    fácil
    (remark/answer)
    insustancial
    (salesman/politician)
    con mucha labia
    this probably sounds glib, but …
    te parecerá pura palabrería, pero …
    Example sentences
    • In general I try to avoid the easy, the glib, and the oversimplified in my books.
    • Listen to some glib talk by speakers at the ground-breaking ceremony of the project and infer what you can.
    • This scheme finally gives real meaning to the glib phrase ‘low cost housing’.

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