facile (Meaning)

Wordnet

facile (s)

superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject

performing adroitly and without effort

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Webster

facile (a.)

Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.

Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.

Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.

Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.

Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.

facile Sentence Examples

  1. The facile melody played by the street musician captivated the passersby.
  2. His arguments were facile and unconvincing, failing to sway the audience.
  3. The facile solution to the complex problem was quickly dismissed as impractical.
  4. The salesperson's facile charm and smooth talk masked their true intentions.
  5. The facile use of language in the novel made it an easy and enjoyable read.
  6. The facile explanations for the world's mysteries left her unsatisfied and yearning for deeper understanding.
  7. His facile brush strokes created an impressive painting that belied the complexity of its creation.
  8. The facile attitudes of the teenagers toward their education annoyed their teachers.
  9. The facile promises of the politician failed to inspire the disillusioned voters.
  10. The facile hypothesis was easily disproven by the subsequent experiment.

FAQs About the word facile

superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject, performing adroitly and without effort, expressing yourself rea

shallow,superficial,one-dimensional, skin-deep, haphazard, aimless, narrow, restricted, random, passing

complete, complete, comprehensive, definitive,profound, definitive, comprehensive, wide, extensive, broad

The facile melody played by the street musician captivated the passersby.

His arguments were facile and unconvincing, failing to sway the audience.

The facile solution to the complex problem was quickly dismissed as impractical.

The salesperson's facile charm and smooth talk masked their true intentions.