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Friday, April 11, 2014

glib

\glib\ , adjective;
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.
Quotes:
"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:
Glib is a shortening of a now-obsolete word glibbery, which meant "slippery."
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