Origin of facile
Synonyms for facile
Related Words for facilelywillingly, easily, freely, eagerly, promptly, gladly, immediately, cheerfully, ably, handily, neatly, smoothly, nimbly, skillfully, deftly, expertly, ingeniously, adroitly, aptly, knowingly
Examples from the Web for facilely
Historical Examples of facilely
She had been willing to be lightly, facilely happy over it like other people.The Judge
Changeability is attributed to the feminine, but Maya was not able to shift her mood as facilely as her fiance.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
Her father hadn't been the happy, satisfied, facilely successful person he was supposed to be.The Return of the Prodigal
Milly's indifference argued in her a difference from most women, facilely contented as they usually seemed.
And, like all popular ideas, it is unthinkingly accepted and facilely claimed.
Word Origin for facile
late 15c., from Middle French facile "easy," from Latin facilis "easy to do" and, of persons, "pliant, courteous," from facere "to do" (see factitious).