facile

[fas-il or, esp. British, -ahyl]
adjective
1.
moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality: facile fingers; a facile mind.
2.
easily done, performed, used, etc.: a facile victory; a facile method.
3.
easy or unconstrained, as manners or persons.
4.
affable, agreeable, or complaisant; easily influenced: a facile temperament; facile people.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin facilis that can be done, easy, equivalent to fac(ere) to do, make + -ilis -ile

facilely, adverb
facileness, noun
overfacile, adjective
overfacilely, adverb
unfacile, adjective
unfacilely, adverb

facile, facilitate, facility, felicitate.


1. smooth, flowing, fluent; glib. 2. superficial. 3. bland, suave; urbane.
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facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps]
Latin.
easily the first or best.
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facile (ˈfæsaɪl)
 
adj
1.  easy to perform or achieve
2.  working or moving easily or smoothly
3.  without depth; superficial: a facile solution
4.  archaic relaxed in manner; easygoing
 
[C15: from Latin facilis easy, from facere to do]
 
'facilely
 
adv
 
'facileness
 
n

facile princeps (ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps)
 
n
an obvious leader
 
[literally: easily first]

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Main Entry:  facile1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  easily accomplished or attained; easy
Etymology:  Latin facilis 'easy to do'
Main Entry:  facile2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  flowing; moving effortlessly
Etymology:  Latin facilis 'easy to do'
Main Entry:  facile3
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  affable and courteous; mild
Etymology:  Latin facilis 'easy to do'
Main Entry:  facile4
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  compliant, yielding; docile
Etymology:  Latin facilis 'easy to do'
Main Entry:  facile5
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  resourceful, quick; expert
Etymology:  Latin facilis 'easy to do'
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Word Origin & History

facile
late 15c., from M.Fr. facile "easy," from L. facilis "easy to do" and, of persons, "pliant, courteous," from facere "to do" (see factitious). Facilitate is from 1610s.

facile princeps
1834, from L., lit. "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.
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Facile definition

language
A concurrent extension of ML from ECRC.
(http://ecrc.de/facile/facile_home.html).
["Facile: A Symmetric Integration of Concurrent and Functional Programming", A. Giacalone et al, Intl J Parallel Prog 18(2):121-160, Apr 1989].
(1994-12-01)
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Example sentences
The facts that they argue about are those for which they have easy, perhaps
  even facile, answers for.
Genetic explanations for this sort of behavior are often facile.
It's much fuller, much richer, and much more facile.
Her way of thinking which is highly visual and extraordinarily facile and
  detailed.
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