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Meaning of GLIB

Pronunciation:  glib

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

GLIB is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Glib\, v. t.
    To make glib. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
  3. \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.
  4. \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.
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