Definitions for: Glib

[adj] artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a smooth-tongued hypocrite"
[adj] having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
[adj] marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex question"

Webster (1913) Definition: Glib, a. [Compar. Glibber; superl. Glibbest.] [Prob.
fr. D. glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig, glipperig,
glib, slippery.]
1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.]

2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity;
fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.

I want that glib and oily art, To speak and purpose
not. --Shak.

Syn: Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.

Glib, v. t.
To make glib. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

Glib, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a lock of hair.]
A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.]

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.

Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. --Southey.

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.

Synonyms: glib-tongued, pat, persuasive, plausible, slick, smooth-tongued, superficial

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