glibness


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Synonyms for glibness

a kind of fluent easy superficiality

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Uneven collaboration between populist playwright Joe DiPietro ("Over the River and Through the Woods," "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change") and founding Bon Jovi member David Bryan finds their mutual middlebrow sensibilities too often swamping material's potential in glibness and cliche.
It has the sleek, finished look of ``Entertainment Tonight,'' the glibness of TV personalities and old-fashioned civic boosterism.
Mahoney is better at the broader outlines of character--the property mini-mogul Paul rings entiely true in the London of today--than he is when indulging some awfully studied ironies (people speak of being "happy" at the precise moments they are anything but), alongside a tendency toward glibness that taxes the actors' abilities to ground the action in lives as they might actually be lived.
There are racing writers who scorn his glibness and suspect his motives as shameless self-promotion.
It is clearer than ever that "Take Me Out" is really not one but two plays: a heady, heartfelt and enormously appealing romance spliced into a sprawling comedy that is a bit smudged by glibness and contrivance.
But behind its slick veneer and the glibness of its preposterous premise and dark twists, there's a yawning absence of charm or substance in this London-set love triangle, as well as a lack of chemistry between its three leads.
11 as moralistic shorthand, he risks the same glibness he condemns in American culture.
While gimmicky conflict-resolution tactics occasionally push script toward glibness, moment by moment "Get a Way" is sweet-natured and delightful.
It was Fox who falsely insisted negotiations would be "one of the easiest in human history", the glibness of a zealot ready to sacrifice other people's jobs in pursuit of his obsession.
From the very glibness with which Goneril and Regan produce their testimonies of love, it is clear to any perceptive reader that they care for Lear not one jot.
n tearful She ha touch the b aban Thraci dis allis s pla " Thorny subjects of homophobia and racism are addressed with discomfiting glibness and the all-consuming grief of losing a parent is salved with greetings card platitudes.
It's n tearful She h touch the b aban Thraci dis allis s pla " Thorny subjects of homophobia and racism are addressed with discomfiting glibness and the all-consuming grief of losing a parent is salved with greetings card platitudes.
He's cast Bateman perfectly as Simon because Bateman is a master of the kind of likeable glibness that typifies the new model of all-Americanness (see also: Robert Downey Jr, Paul Rudd).
Benjamin's criticism of progress and the ease with which it attempts to obscure a historical narrative of destruction echoes throughout these poems, producing, as evidenced in the lines above, a sort of exhausted glibness.
Though that premise is milked with less wit and ingenuity than one-note farcical glibness, the colorful pic is nonetheless a crowd-pleaser that should attract a mix of mostly home-format niche sales offshore.