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glib

[ glib ]SEE DEFINITION OF glib

Synonyms for glib

  • artful
  • articulate
  • eloquent
  • facile
  • loquacious
  • talkative
  • easy
  • fast-talking
  • flip
  • fluent
  • garrulous
  • hot-air
  • insincere
  • plausible
  • quick
  • ready
  • silver-tongued
  • slippery
  • smooth operator
  • smooth-spoken
  • smooth-tongued
  • suave
  • urbane
  • vocal
  • vocative
  • voluble
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Antonyms for glib

  • quiet
  • silent
  • inarticulate
  • stuttering
  • tongue-tied
  • uncommunicative
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLIB

She evidently did not relish his glib talk about the university.

By that most glib and specious explanation Cynthia was convinced.

But he did not look as if the message was one which he could deliver with a glib tongue.

In the most perfunctory and glib manner I gave the Royal Toast.

There are questions that the glib unbeliever may ask that we can not answer.

They will hold to a glib falsehood with a temerity that nothing can shake.

Her Italian, to an unaccustomed ear, was exactly as glib as theirs.

Her Italian, to an   unaccustomed ear, was exactly as glib as theirs.

He replied with glib promptness, with a passage from Beowulf.

He was civil, however, and glib in French with a South-German accent.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "smooth and slippery," possibly a shortening of obsolete glibbery "slippery," which is perhaps from Low German glibberig "smooth, slippery," from Middle Low German glibberich, from or related to glibber "jelly." Of words, speakers, etc., from c.1600. Related: Glibly; glibness.

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