glib

[ glib ]
/ glɪb /

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.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of glib

1585–95; compare obsolete glibbery slippery (cognate with Dutch glibberig)

OTHER WORDS FROM glib

glib·ly, adverbglib·ness, 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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