adjective (glibber; glibbest) Etymology: probably modification of Low German glibberig slippery Date: 1584 1. a. marked by ease and informality ; nonchalant b. showing little forethought or preparation ; offhand <
glib answers
c. lacking depth and substance ; superficial <
glib solutions to knotty problems
2. archaic smooth, slippery 3. marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful <
a glib politician
glibly adverbglibness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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