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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. marked by lack of intellectual depth;
- Example: "glib generalizations"
- Example: "a glib response to a complex question"

2. having only superficial plausibility;
- Example: "glib promises"
- Example: "a slick commercial"
[syn: glib, pat, slick]

3. artfully persuasive in speech;
- Example: "a glib tongue"
- Example: "a smooth-tongued hypocrite"
[syn: glib, glib-tongued, smooth-tongued]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\ (gl[i^]b), a. [Compar. Glibber (gl[i^]b"b[~e]r); superl. Glibbest (gl[i^]b"b[e^]st).] [Prob. fr. D. glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig, glipperig, glib, slippery.] [1913 Webster] 1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech. [1913 Webster] I want that glib and oily art, To speak and purpose not. --Shak. Syn: Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, v. t. To make glib. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a lock of hair.] A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Irish have, from the Scythians, mantles and long glibs, which is a thick curied bush of hair hanging down over their eyes, and monstrously disguising them. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. --Southey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glib \Glib\, v. t. [Cf. O. & Prov. E. lib to castrate, geld, Prov. Dan. live, LG. & OD. lubben.] To castrate; to geld; to emasculate. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

glib adj 1: marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question" 2: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial" [syn: glib, pat, slick] 3: artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a smooth- tongued hypocrite" [syn: glib, glib-tongued, smooth- tongued]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "glib": Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Mickey Mouse, Tullian, all jaw, articulate, bland, buttery, candid, casual, chatty, clear, communicative, conversational, cushy, disarming, easy, easy as pie, effortless, effusive, eloquent, expansive, facile, facund, fair-spoken, felicitous, fine-spoken, flip, fluent, fluid, frank, fulsome, gabby, garrulous, gassy, gossipy, gregarious, gushy, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, ingratiating, light, long-winded, loquacious, multiloquent, multiloquious, newsy, nonchalant, nothing to it, oily, oily-tongued, overtalkative, painless, plain, prolix, ready, silver, silver-tongued, simple, simple as ABC, slick, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smug, soapy, sociable, soft, soft-spoken, spellbinding, straightforward, suave, suave-spoken, superficial, talkative, talky, unburdensome, uncomplicated, unctuous, verbose, vocal, vocative, voluble, well-spoken, windy