glib


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characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse

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marked by lack of intellectual depth

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having only superficial plausibility

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artfully persuasive in speech

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In a statement, one of his PhD co-ordinators James Platts said he visited Glib in hospital three or four times.
I object to the glib use of the phrase "time reversal" in "On the Rebound" (SN: 3/15/03, p.
Wheeldon isn't afraid to employ a familiar device instead of a glib, "creative" novelty.
In other words, contrary to the Globe's glib statement, treatment may be free for AIDS patients, but it threatens the future of Canada's health coverage.
The stylized flag logos, the glib titles ("America's New War"), and the drum-and-horn theme songs constitute an effort to create a false feeling of "us" between news companies and consumers who are more like a passive audience waiting to be entertained than concerned citizens thinking hard about issues like patriotism and the proper response to terrorism.
Writing as a faithful "cradle Catholic" woman, I am grievously scandalized by Bishop Wilton Gregory's glib response to NCR's question of whether he would have to address the issue of women's ordination during his three-year tenure as president of the U.
They include embarrassing conflicts with the official White House line on policy issues and unnecessary flaps in the media over his glib comments on topics ranging from the dollar to bailouts for countries in financial distress.
With platitudes in hand, they're quick with the glib remark about the "wonders of the private sector" and the need to "empower parents.
Its biographical, anecdotal, and fragmented approach offers confident, knowing, and intimate portraits of the period, but ones that are, in my view, deceptively simple and glib.
Saville's sympathy for the blacks' struggle for autonomy and justice is unmistakable, but she keeps a healthy distance from romantic slush and has no patience with conspiracy theories or glib generalizations about racist and exploitative motivations.
The approach looked too glib, the literary conceit too forced, the tone too optimistic, and the content too burdened with laundry lists of core technologies, new rules, and business revolutions.
First is The Vampire's Assistant, a glossy but glib teen-chiller about two young pals (Josh Hutcherson and Chris Massoglia) who find themselves caught up in supernatural intrigue after visiting a travelling freak show.
Apparently not, so it's come to this: A media analyst is criticizing former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber for not being glib and superficial at a press conference introducing him as "Today's" new correspondent.
But now that Friedman has been given the entire globe as his beat and removed from the constraints of straight news gathering, his metaphors have become increasingly abstracted from reality, while his sources--the ones he actually talks to, as opposed to inventing imaginary dialogues for often appear to be chosen not for their specialized local knowledge but for their simpatico worldview and Friedmanesque gift of glib gab.