Origin of facile
Examples from the Web for facilely
Milly's indifference argued in her a difference from most women, facilely contented as they usually seemed.
She had been willing to be lightly, facilely happy over it like other people.The Judge|Rebecca West
Her father hadn't been the happy, satisfied, facilely successful person he was supposed to be.The Return of the Prodigal|May Sinclair
And, like all popular ideas, it is unthinkingly accepted and facilely claimed.The Unpopular Review, Number 19|Various
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
British Dictionary definitions for facilely
Word Origin for facile
Word Origin and History for facilely
late 15c., from Middle French facile "easy," from Latin facilis "easy to do" and, of persons, "pliant, courteous," from facere "to do" (see factitious).