What does facile mean?

Definitions for facile
ˈfæs ɪl; esp. Brit. -aɪlfacile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facile(adj)

    arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth

    "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"

  2. facile(adj)

    performing adroitly and without effort

    "a facile hand"

  3. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken(adj)

    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

    "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"

Wiktionary

  1. facile(Adjective)

    Easy, now especially in a disparaging sense; contemptibly easy.

    Etymology: From facile, from facilis, from .

  2. facile(Adjective)

    Amiable, flexible, easy to get along with.

    His facile disposition made him many friends.

    Etymology: From facile, from facilis, from .

  3. facile(Adjective)

    Effortless, fluent (of work, abilities etc.).

    Etymology: From facile, from facilis, from .

  4. facile(Adjective)

    Lazy, simplistic (especially of explanations, discussions etc.).

    Etymology: From facile, from facilis, from .

  5. facile(Adjective)

    Of a reaction or other process, taking place readily.

    Decarboxylation of beta-keto acids is facile...

    Etymology: From facile, from facilis, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facile(adj)

    easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Facile(adj)

    easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Facile(adj)

    easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Facile(adj)

    easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Facile(adj)

    ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Facile

    fas′il, adj. easily persuaded: affable: yielding: easy of access or accomplishment: courteous: easy.—n. Fac′ileness.—v.t. Facil′itāte, to make easy: to lessen difficulty.—ns. Facilitā′tion; Facil′ity, quality of being facile; dexterity: easiness to be persuaded: pliancy: easiness of access: affability: (Scots law) a condition of mental weakness short of idiocy, but such as makes a person easily persuaded to do deeds to his own prejudice:—pl. Facil′ities, means that render anything easily done. [Fr.,—L. facilis, easy—facĕre, to do.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of facile in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    il est très facile de parler pour parler. Beaucoup de gens parlent même de la marche, mais seulement quelques-uns la marche à pied. l'action parle toujours plus fort et plus clair que de simples mots. exercer devant vous prêchez, et créer des exemples de vie solides pour d'autres à suivre - par vos actions remarquables au lieu de citations impressionnantes et philosophies prédication. Bonne chance!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Le temps nous prouve que chaque échec porte les plants de succès. chaque catastrophe contient en lui les bénédictions de Dieu. Et pour chaque porte fermée de l'occasion, il ya toujours une nouvelle porte ouvrant une nouvelle opportunité dans la vie. Le point est d'abord de trouver et reconnaître pour sa valeur potentielle en vie et qui peut être un défi difficile parfois! Il est facile à dire qu'à faire, et encore vous eu à le faire!

  3. Steve Herz:

    Countries that don't want an outcome can no longer make a facile argument that they will just lose market share to China.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Easy to break mirror; less easy to see oneself. (Facile de casser le miroir; - Moins facile de s’y voir.)

  5. Chris Cillizza:

    It’s facile. It shows an actual lack of understanding of reality tv( ca n’t believe I ’m typing that). It’s mediocre. It’s a time when viewers need to understand what’s going on at the highest levels of [ government ].

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