adjective (glibber, glibbest)
- marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful eg. a glib politician
Luke Preece has the glibness of a sleazy politician. After we exposed his KTC scam, whereby he was employing teachers on business visas illegally, he told TBI teachers: “We were endangering the safety of TBI teachers and possibly the whole ESL industry with our blog,” and presented himself as the protector of teacher safety.
This was always glib– slimy, insincere and deceitful. It has him who was endangering teachers. TBI teachers had been deported from Indonesia in 2007 on these visas in the past, so it was Preece himself who had endangered teachers and his claims to care about their welfare and safety were shallow and insincere. But glib words are easily swallowed by those who don’t want to think deeply on issues and some people accepted his glib attempts to escape responsibility for his own actions. The word glib has German origins and originally referred to pond slime: this seems just right in our reading.