- Glib is defined as speaking in a very smooth, easy way, which may appear to be insincere.
An example of glib is a famous person offering a weak solution to a world issue during an interview.
- The definition of glib is smooth talking or writing that suggests someone isn’t telling the truth.
An example of glib is a political candidate calmly describing a budget plan without giving many details.
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adjective glib·ber, glib·best
- Performed with a natural, offhand ease: was fascinated by his unfailingly glib conversation.
- Characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern.
Origin: Possibly of Low German origin; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- glibˈly adverb
- glibˈness noun