Definitions for facileˈfæs ɪl; esp. Brit. -aɪl
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arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth
"too facile a solution for so complex a problem"
performing adroitly and without effort
"a facile hand"
eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken(adj)
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
"able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
Easy, now especially in a disparaging sense; contemptibly easy.
Amiable, flexible, easy to get along with.
His facile disposition made him many friends.
Effortless, fluent (of work, abilities etc.).
Lazy, simplistic (especially of explanations, discussions etc.).
Of a reaction or other process, taking place readily.
Decarboxylation of beta-keto acids is facile...
Origin: From facile, from facilis, from .
easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor
easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered
easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant
easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible
ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen
Origin: [L. facilis, prop., capable of being done or made, hence, facile, easy, fr. facere to make, do: cf. F. facile. Srr Fact, and cf. Faculty.]
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