(noun, adjective, verb)


1. marked by lack of intellectual depth

- glib generalizations

- a glib response to a complex question

Similar word(s): superficial

2. having only superficial plausibility

- glib promises

Similar word(s): plausible, pat, slick

3. artfully persuasive in speech

- a glib tongue

Similar word(s): persuasive

Sentences with glib as an adjective:

- a sheet of glib ice

- a glib tongue; a glib speech


1. (historical) A mass of matted hair worn down over the eyes, formerly worn in Ireland.


1. (transitive) To make glib.

2. (obsolete) To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.