IWVPA Club Theme Project
May 2007: GLIB
- Campos: Melanie C.
- Henninger: Stephen R.
- Jones: Colin F.
- Rattay: Janet
- Rogers: Mary E.
- Sharik: Christina A.
- Willbond: Billy
- Woodfork: Thurman P.
Adjective: artfully persuasive in speech
Example: “A glib tongue”
Adjective: having only superficial plausibility
Example: “Glib promises”
Adjective: marked by lack of intellectual depth
Example: “Glib generalizations”
Inflected Form(s): glib•ber; glib•best
Etymology: probably modification of Low German glibberig slippery
- Definitions: marked by ease and informality: Nonchalant
- showing little forethought or preparation: Offhand <glib answers>
- lacking depth and substance: Superficial <glib solutions to knotty problems>
- archaic: Smooth, Slippery
- marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful <a glib politician>