adjective, glib·ber, glib·best.
Origin of glib
Examples from the Web for glibness
Seeing it written down, it looks dangerously close to glibness.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then as now, inside the Washington Beltway hubris and glibness go hand in hand.30 Years After the Beirut Bombing We Have Learned Nothing|Christopher Dickey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The men in The Group behave with glibness, condescension, and even brutality toward the Vassar grads.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy|Nathaniel Rich|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Locket shot his young friend another sharp glance, a silent retort to the glibness of this information.The Real Thing and Other Tales|Henry James
His very lack of glibness, the things in him wanting expression and not getting expressed, made him seem like one of them.Marching Men|Sherwood Anderson
He disliked the squalor of the political game and the glibness of tongue and tenuity of thought of the mere politician.War Letters of a Public-School Boy|Paul Jones.
But here again one is annoyed by the glibness with which Mr. Strachey smoothly asserts what are only his conjectures.Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
Nevertheless despite the glibness with which he uttered it, he cringed and a flood of telltale color rose to his hair.Christopher and the Clockmakers|Sara Ware Bassett
British Dictionary definitions for glibness
adjective glibber or glibbest
Word Origin for glib
Word Origin and History for glibness
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.