Glib meaning

glĭb
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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Given to or characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern.

Criticized him for being glib about something so serious.

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Performed with a natural, offhand ease.

Was fascinated by his unfailingly glib conversation.

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Artfully persuasive in nature.

A glib tongue; a glib speech.

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(historical) A mass of matted hair worn down over the eyes, formerly worn in Ireland.
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Done in a smooth, offhand fashion.
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A sheet of glib ice.

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Having a ready flow of words but lacking thought or understanding; superficial; shallow.
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(obsolete) To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
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To make glib.

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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.

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Speaking or spoken in a smooth, fluent, easy manner, often in a way that is too smooth and easy to be convincing.
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Origin of glib

  • Possibly of Low German origin ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare Old English and dialect lib to castrate, geld, Danish dialect live, Low German and Old Dutch lubben.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably modification of Low German glibberig (slippery).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Irish glib.

    From Wiktionary