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 for glib
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glib \Glib\ (gl[i^]b), a. [Compar. Glibber (gl[i^]b"b[~e]r);
     superl. Glibbest (gl[i^]b"b[e^]st).] [Prob. fr. D.
     glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig, glipperig, glib,
     slippery.]
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     1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.]
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     2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity;
        fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.
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              I want that glib and oily art,
              To speak and purpose not.             --Shak.
  
     Syn: Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glib \Glib\, v. t.
     To make glib. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glib \Glib\, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a lock of hair.]
     A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.]
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           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.
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           Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: glib, pat, slick]
      3: artfully persuasive in speech; "a glib tongue"; "a smooth-
         tongued hypocrite" [syn: glib, glib-tongued, smooth-
         tongued]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "glib":
     Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Mickey Mouse, Tullian,
     all jaw, articulate, bland, buttery, candid, casual, chatty, clear,
     communicative, conversational, cushy, disarming, easy, easy as pie,
     effortless, effusive, eloquent, expansive, facile, facund,
     fair-spoken, felicitous, fine-spoken, flip, fluent, fluid, frank,
     fulsome, gabby, garrulous, gassy, gossipy, gregarious, gushy,
     honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, ingratiating, light, long-winded,
     loquacious, multiloquent, multiloquious, newsy, nonchalant,
     nothing to it, oily, oily-tongued, overtalkative, painless, plain,
     prolix, ready, silver, silver-tongued, simple, simple as ABC,
     slick, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smug, soapy,
     sociable, soft, soft-spoken, spellbinding, straightforward, suave,
     suave-spoken, superficial, talkative, talky, unburdensome,
     uncomplicated, unctuous, verbose, vocal, vocative, voluble,
     well-spoken, windy
  
  

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