Glib a. [Compar. Glibber superl. Glibbest ]
1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.]
2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.
I want that glib and oily art,
To speak and purpose not. --Shak.
Syn: -- Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.
Glib, v. t. To make glib. [Obs.]
Glib, n. A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.]
The Irish have, from the Scythians, mantles and long glibs, which is a thick curied bush of hair hanging down over their eyes, and monstrously disguising them. --Spenser.
Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. --Southey.
Glib, v. t. To castrate; to geld; to emasculate. [Obs.]
adj 1: marked by lack of intellectual depth; "glib
generalizations"; "a glib response to a complex
2: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a
slick commercial" [syn: pat, slick]
3: artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a
smooth-tongued hypocrite" [syn: glib-tongued, smooth-tongued]
[also: glibbest, glibber]