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Friday, April 11, 2014

Definitions for glib

  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.

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Citations for glib
"Maybe I was being glib about my annoyance." "Glib? So you've been feeling glib lately. Insincere? Offhanded?" David Gilbert, The Normals: A Novel, 2004
“You're glib,” she said as she clinked her glass to mine. “So am I.” Otto Penzler, Dangerous Women, 2005
Origin of glib
1585-1595
Glib is a shortening of a now-obsolete word glibbery, which meant "slippery."