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Definition of "glib" []

  • Performed with a natural, offhand ease: glib conversation. (adjective)
  • Showing little thought, preparation, or concern: a glib response to a complex question. (adjective)
  • Marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glib" in a sentence
  • "Been-there-and-back soul, an ability to separate the glib from the gothic."
  • "COURIC: Yes, I was going to say that ` s a weird use of the word glib, but whatever."
  • "Just the suggestion of it and the underlying tension in his voice had caused the tongue he had termed glib to stick to the roof of her mouth."