glib-best

glib

[glib]
adjective, glibber, glibbest.
1.
readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
2.
easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners.
3.
Archaic. agile; spry.

Origin:
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.
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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]
 
'glibly
 
adv
 
'glibness
 
n

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glib
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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