Definition of glib in English:

glib

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Pronunciation: /glɪb
 
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adjective (glibber, glibbest)

Derivatives

glibly

adverb
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  • The story is so broad in scope, yet so glibly simplified, each element is glanced over lightly.
  • But it can also lead to impulsive behavior (ready, shoot, aim) and confident leaders who glibly take their followers over a cliff.
  • People who talk glibly about ‘intelligence failure’ act as if intelligence agencies that are doing their job right would know everything.

glibness

noun
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  • It is a valuable and articulate polemic against the glibness of liberal internationalism, its ideological license and its bouts of arrogance.
  • If you're able to say that with such disgusting and self-important glibness, you are putting yourself on the same moral level with the monsters who did this crime.
  • It happens, of course, but the glibness with which it's used to build up the character bothers me.

Origin

late 16th century (also in the sense 'smooth, unimpeded'): ultimately of Germanic origin; related to Dutch 'slippery' and German glibberig 'slimy'.

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