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[ glib ]
/ glɪb /
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adjective, glib·ber, glib·best.
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
Archaic. agile; spry.
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Origin of glib

First recorded in 1585–95; compare obsolete glibbery “slippery” (cognate with Dutch glibberig )

synonym study for glib

1. See fluent.

OTHER WORDS FROM glib

glibly, adverbglibness, nounun·glib, adjectiveun·glib·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for glib

glib
/ (ɡlɪb) /

adjective glibber or glibbest
fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way

Derived forms of glib

glibly, adverbglibness, noun

Word Origin for glib

C16: probably from Middle Low German glibberich slippery
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