- readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
- easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
- Archaic. agile; spry.
Origin of glib
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Examples from the Web for glibly
"Why, he copped the copper's kale," Aggie translated, glibly.Within the Law
“God,” answered Carl glibly, as if that must be the only orthodox answer.Almost A Man
Glibly she had lied to them and her conscience was not troubled.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
In verity he knew it as glibly as the alphabet, for he was infinitely painstaking.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The girl took the hint and went on glibly "i-e-d," and "went up head."The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln
- fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
Word Origin and History for glibly
1590s, "smooth and slippery," possibly a shortening of obsolete glibbery "slippery," which is perhaps from Low German glibberig "smooth, slippery," from Middle Low German glibberich, from or related to glibber "jelly." Of words, speakers, etc., from c.1600. Related: Glibly; glibness.