What is another word for glibly?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈɪbli] (IPA)

Glibly is an adverb that describes an individual who speaks convincingly but insincerely without giving much thought or care to what they are saying. To express this trait in another way, people often use synonyms such as smoothly, superficially, flippantly, facilely, artfully, and lightly. These words reflect the tendency of those who are glib to employ tactics like charm, wit, and humor to avoid answering difficult questions or to cover up their true intentions. While being glib may sometimes be useful, it is important to be mindful of its negative connotations and strive to speak with sincerity and integrity.

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What are the opposite words for glibly?

Glibly is an adverb commonly used to describe someone who speaks smoothly and without thought. Antonyms, on the other hand, are words with opposite meanings. Antonyms for glibly include words like thoughtfully, cautiously, carefully, and deliberately. When someone thinks before speaking, it can convey a sense of thoughtfulness and sincerity. Conversely, speaking glibly can suggest insincerity and a lack of substance. Using antonyms to expand one's vocabulary can improve communication and presentation skills, as well as help to convey ideas more effectively and with greater nuance.

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Usage examples for Glibly

The real lover of Nature is not the one who can talk glibly about her to everybody, and on all occasions.
"Practical Ethics"
William DeWitt Hyde
Glad to give it to you, Melissy Lee," the man retorted glibly.
"Brand Blotters"
William MacLeod Raine
The threat of the President of the railroad was sufficient to enforce compliance, but Steve Mason was no respector of persons outside that authority, and his retort came glibly.
"The Son of his Father"
Ridgwell Cullum

Famous quotes with Glibly

  • Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love, not one can spell the first letter of his name.
    Marie de France
  • We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, 'the best in the world.'
    Tim Johnson
  • And I think people who sort of glibly say, 'Well, you know, they're not going to handle security, UAE is a great ally,' four and a half years ago, they were not an ally, they were working with the enemy, and if those same people are still there today that were there then, these are real serious issues.
    Peter King
  • Social scientists of the past spoke glibly of an "agricultural revolution," a time during which human populations suddenly soaredThe food-production revolution turns out to be a slow evolution, a long period of experimentation rather than a sudden explosion.
    Peter Farb
  • We speak glibly of conservation education, but what do we mean by it? If we mean indoctrination, then let us be reminded that it is just as easy to indoctrinate with fallacies as with facts. If we mean to teach the capacity for independent judgement, then I am appalled by the magnitude of the task.
    Aldo Leopold

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