facile: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fas'il or, esp. Brit., -īl), [key]
— adj.
  1. moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality: facile fingers; a facile mind.
  2. easily done, performed, used, etc.: a facile victory; a facile method.
  3. easy or unconstrained, as manners or persons.
  4. affable, agreeable, or complaisant; easily influenced: a facile temperament; facile people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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