facilely

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 (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

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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.
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