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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Definitions for facile

  1. Easily done or performed; not difficult.
  2. Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; as, "too facile a solution for so complex a problem."
  3. Ready; quick; expert; as, "he is facile in expedients"; "he wields a facile pen."

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Citations for facile
The colt supplying that evidence was Rock of Gibraltar, who recorded yet another facile victory at Group One level. J. A. McGrath, Daily Telegraph
Today, the nuclear projects in Iran, Iraq, and North Korea forbid the facile conclusion that the atomic weapons age is conclusively ended. Abba Eban, Diplomacy for the Next Century
Origin of facile
1475-1485
Facile derives from Latin facilis, "easy."