from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Performed with a natural, offhand ease: glib conversation.
- adj. Showing little thought, preparation, or concern: a glib response to a complex question.
- adj. Marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a ready flow of words but lacking thought or understanding; superficial; shallow.
- adj. Smooth or slippery.
- adj. Artfully persuasive in nature.
- v. To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Smooth; slippery.
- adj. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble
- transitive v. To make glib.
- n. A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes.
- transitive v. To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run smoothly; move freely, as the tongue.
- To make smooth; cause to run smoothly, as the tongue; make glib.
- Smooth; slippery: as, ice is glib.
- Running smoothly or sleekly; plausibly voluble: as, a glib tongue.
- n. A bushy head of hair, formerly common among the Irish. See the extracts.
- n. A man wearing such a bush of hair.
- To castrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having only superficial plausibility
- adj. artfully persuasive in speech
- adj. marked by lack of intellectual depth
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.
He calls Keira Knightley 'brilliant,' Robert Downey Jr. 'glib'-and turned down' The Girl
During news coverage in 2007 of the story, Grant was referred to as glib, but Miller said that's not how he appears today.
Of course, we all remember when Tom Cruise went off on Lauer, calling him "glib" as they went at it over antidepressants.
Second, Tom pointed out that Matt Lauer actually was very "glib" (shallow) and didn't know what he was talking about.
During a discussion of the drug Ritalin a suddenly arrogant Cruise said Lauer was "glib" and that he "should be a little bit more responsible in knowing what [Ritalin] is."
I want to say the problem is it's glib, but I'm not sure 'glib' is the right word; it seems to try to make a joke out of exploitation, with an additional attempt to make sickness a 'card.'
But you didn't offer your opinion about the merits of his actual comments, only about which debater was "glib", but whose main point was "quite accurate".