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It might sound glib, but in a sense, as an actor I'm a journalist and a psychologist recording life and truth.
Bertie Carvel

Meaning of "glib" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GLIB

Probably from Middle Low German glibberich slippery.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GLIB

glib  [ɡlɪb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GLIB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Glib is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GLIB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

GLib

GLib is a bundle of five low-level system libraries written in C and developed mainly by GNOME. GLib code was separated from GTK+, so it can be used by software other than GNOME and has been developed in parallel ever since.

Definition of glib in the English dictionary

The definition of glib in the dictionary is fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GLIB


ad-lib
ædˈlɪb
ASLIB
ˈæzlɪb
lib
lɪb
Taleb
ˈtælɪb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GLIB

glia
gliadin
gliadine
glial
glib ice
glibber
glibbery
glibbest
glibly
glibness
glid
gliddery
glide
glide path
glide slope
glide time
glider
gliding
glidingly
gliff

WORDS THAT END LIKE GLIB

bib
Carib
crib
dib
Dogrib
drib
fib
gib
Guru Granth Sahib
Hib
jib
Maghrib
mib
nib
pen nib
rib
sahib
sib
squib
Women´s Lib

Synonyms and antonyms of glib in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GLIB»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «glib» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of glib

Translation of «glib» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GLIB

Find out the translation of glib to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of glib from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «glib» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巧舌如簧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

glib
570 millions of speakers

English

glib
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سطحي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бойкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

glib
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবলীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

désinvolte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Glib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zungenfertig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

軽薄な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

입심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Glib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

க்ளிப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडखोर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

konuşkan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

facondo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wygadany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жвавий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

volubil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ετοιμόλογος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

glad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glib
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glib
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of glib

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIB»

The term «glib» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.290 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIB» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «glib» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «glib» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about glib

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5 QUOTES WITH «GLIB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word glib.
1
Eric Bogosian
I'm not hip, I'm not cool, I'm not glib.
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Bertie Carvel
It might sound glib, but in a sense, as an actor I'm a journalist and a psychologist recording life and truth.
3
Jason Lewis
One of the questions I get asked a lot is, 'What do you do to stay in shape?' My glib answer is, 'I play.' But I mean it. Sure, I go to the gym, but I don't spend my life there. Most of my activity is outdoors, whether it's basketball or mountain biking or rock climbing.
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Malcolm Turnbull
It's not a 24-hour news cycle, it's a 60-second news cycle now, it's instantaneous. It has never been easier to get away with telling lies. It has never been easier to get away with the glib one liner.
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Steve Wynn
I'll trade glib for common sense any day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLIB»

Discover the use of glib in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to glib and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the ...
The separable viscid constituent of wheat -gluten, a slightly transparent brittle substance of a straw-yellow color, soluble in alcohol and acids. Also called glutin and vegetable gelatin. glib1 (glib), v. ; pret. and pp. glibbed, ppr. glib- bing. [Of dial ...
William Dwight Whitney, 1889
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Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English
[From northern Irish and Scottish and northern English] SND 1725-1924; OED; EDD; Wy EDSL. glib Adjective, usually in phrase glib ice. Also glebe, glibby. Common generally, but occasional under thirty. Compare black ice. Of a surface  ...
T. K. Pratt, 1996
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Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations:
Ch. Glib. Ch.Pr. Glib. Com. Pl. Gilbert's Common Glib. C.P. Gilbert's Common Pleas (93 ER) Glib. Debt Gilbert Equity) Gilb. Dev. Gilbert's Law of Devises Glib. Dis. Gilbert on Distress and Replevin Glib. Ej. Eq. Gilb. Bank. Gilbart on Banking Glib ...
Mary Miles Prince, 2008
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Mobile Phone Programming: and its Application to Wireless ...
5.5.3 GLib Because there is a large application base that uses GLib, it became obvious that in order to provide maximum support for developers to write new code as well as port existing code, GLib would have to be part of the application ...
Frank H. P. Fitzek, Frank Reichert, 2007
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The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index
In 1992, the Irish- American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston (GLIB) was formed to march in the parade. GLIB's members sought. to express pride in their Irish heritage as openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, ...
Paul Finkelman, 2006
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Foundations of GTK+ Development
GTK+ depends on GLib, a general-purpose library that provides many kinds ofutility functions, data types, and wrapper functions. In fact, you have already used some aspects of GLib in previous chapters. GLib can be run independently of any ...
Andrew Krause, 2007
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The British Drama: Operas and farces
Glib. Empty boxes! I'll engage, that my Cerberus alone shall fix the boxes for a month. Pat. Cerberus! Glib. Be quiet a little. You know, I suppose, that Cerberus is a dog, and has three heads. Pat. I have heard as much. Glib. Then you shall see  ...
‎1804
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The British drama
Glib. Empty boxes ! I'll engage, that my Cerberus alone shall fix the boxes for a month. Pat. Cerberus! Glib. Be quiet a little. You know, I suppose, that Cerberus is a dog, and has three heads ? Pat. I have heard as much. Glib. Then you shall ...
British drama, 1804
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Juta's Counselling Handbook for Healthcare Professionals
Robin Hamilton, Natalya Dinat. Glib advice Glib advice is often an insult to a patient's intelligence, as it implies a lack of confidence in the capacity of the person to understand and cope with their problem. Another difficulty is that the adviser ...
Robin Hamilton, Natalya Dinat, 2007
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The modern British drama
Full enough as it is, Mr. Glib. Lady Fuz. [ Without.] Let me come, let me come, I say ! Glib. D'ye hear, d'ye hear? her ladyship's in raptures, I find ; 1 knew I should touch her. Enter Ladv Fi'z. Ladi/ Fuz. These are fine doings ; fine doings, Mr. Glib!
British drama, 1811

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLIB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term glib is used in the context of the following news items.
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The New IT, book review: Business advice with a cutting edge
These will take a long time to work through, because they need to distil what's actually happening, which is what transforms a process from glib ... «ZDNet, Jul 15»
2
How Sania Mirza maintained a balance to lift Wimbledon doubles title
Sania Mirza wasn't really being glib when she said, “even if I would have lost, I'm still creating history,” in the aftermath of her historic win at ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
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A tale of passion and suspense in the Czech Republic unfold in …
One thing we are made to think about, together with our narrator, Henry, is how easy it is to be glib about how screwed up the world is post-9/11 ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Weekend Checkdown: the top Steelers stories of the week
No Pittsburgh Steeler self amputated themselves in some way over the Fourth of July weekend. This not as glib a statement as it may seem on ... «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»
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POTUS Palooza 2016: There's another candidate who is much more …
In fact, our glib mandarins have spent the last six-and-a-half years missing their old friend George W. Bush. They really don't like the current ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
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Leaving the Lynch Mob, Or a Defence of the Human Centipede and …
... than the glib remarks Henry Barnes is affording it is evidently a perspective Bradshaw and I share. Individual men though aren't enough. «Impact Magazine, Jul 15»
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Epic family saga driven by love in the shadow of war
Less so are some of the conversations between characters, which can be glib and brittle, a little like Waugh, but without his sharp depths. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Despicable MeR...
The prologue as narrated by the silvery-tongued Geoffrey Rush is glib but could have shown the Minions screwing up other moments in history. «Inside Pulse, Jul 15»
9
The real democratic outrage of the General Election
I TAKE strong exception to Jenny Hjul's glib claim that "Scotland became a one-party state" in the aftermath of the SNP's sensational electoral ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
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'Cold Iron' Asks: What If Tolkien Had Been American?
It's a fascinating question — and I don't intend to sound cynical or glib when I say that, according to Cold Iron, the answer is, at least partly, ... «KRVS, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Glib [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/glib>. Oct 2019 ».
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