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Facile meaning

facile - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.
  2. 2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
  3. 3. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
  4. 4. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
  5. 5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
  6. 6. Easy to be done; yielding.

facile - examples of usage

  1. Too facile a pity might easily become a sin against the community’ s best standards, and by putting himself on the weaker side a man might find himself on the worse one.
  2. My flesh rebels at anything approaching to harshness, and then he went complacently back to his library to weave and fashion the graceful phrases which flowed from his facile pen.
  3. I am bound to confess, however, that the prevailing tone of these names is rather contradictory of the picture of gloomy sourness drawn by the facile pens of Macaulay and Walter Scott.
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