adjective, glibber, glibbest.
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
Archaic. agile; spry.

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

glibly, adverb
glibness, noun
unglib, adjective
unglibly, adverb

1. talkative, loquacious; facile, smooth. See fluent. Unabridged
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glib (ɡlɪb)
adj , glibber, glibbest
fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
[C16: probably from Middle Low German glibberich slippery]

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Word Origin & History

1593, possibly shortening of obsolete glibbery "slippery," from Low Ger. glibberig "smooth, slippery," from M.L.G. glibberich, from glibber "jelly."
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Example sentences
Many senior administrators are smooth and glib, in the manner of politicians.
He comes over as a glib young man with a partisan take on politics, expressed
  in what he thought was a private conversation.
This entertaining if occasionally glib volume may seem to some readers a model
  of how to put one's own life into verse.
What stood out was his glib chatter.
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