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glib


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glib  \Glib\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  O.  &  Prov.  E.  lib  to  castrate,  geld, 
  Prov.  Dan.  live,  LG  &  OD  lubben.] 
  To  castrate;  to  geld;  to  emasculate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glib  \Glib\,  a.  [Compar.  {Glibber};  superl.  {Glibbest}.]  [Prob. 
  fr  D.  glibberen  glippen,  to  slide,  glibberig  glipperig 
  glib,  slippery.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glib  \Glib\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  glib.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glib  \Glib\,  n.  [Ir.  &  Gael.  glib  a  lock  of  hair.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glib 
  adj  1:  marked  by  lack  of  intellectual  depth;  "glib 
  generalizations";  "a  glib  response  to  a  complex 
  question" 
  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}] 




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