Saturday, September 04, 1999
Definitions for facile
- Easily done or performed; not difficult.
- Arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; as, "too facile a solution for so complex a problem."
- 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.
Today, the nuclear projects in Iran, Iraq, and North Korea forbid the facile conclusion that the atomic weapons age is conclusively ended.
Origin of facile
Facile derives from Latin facilis, "easy."