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    • 1. (especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial. synonyms: simplistic, superficial, oversimplified, shallow, glib, ... more
    • 2. (of success, especially in sports) easily achieved; effortless: "a facile victory" synonyms: effortless, easy, undemanding, unexacting, painless, ... more
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  3. Facile | Definition of Facile by Merriam-Webster

    Facile definition is — easily accomplished or attained; shallow, simplistic; used or comprehended with ease. How to use Facile in a sentence. Did You Know?

  4. Facile | Define Facile at

    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.

  5. Define facile. facile synonyms, facile pronunciation, facile translation, English dictionary definition of facile. adj. 1. a. Done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; easy: a facile victory. b. Working, acting, or done with ease and fluency: a facile writer;...

  6. facile - Dictionary Definition :

    If someone does something easily, or shows ease, it is described as facile in a good way, but if someone takes the easy way out and shows a lack of thought or care, it is facile in a bad way.

  7. What does facile mean? -

    What does facile mean? Information and translations of facile in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Information and translations of facile in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.

  8. facile Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

    facile definition, meaning, what is facile: A facile remark or theory is too simple and has not been thought about enough: . Learn more.

  9. Facile dictionary definition | facile defined

    The definition of facile is something that uses little effort or is easy to do. An example of facile is winning a game against a team that isn't very good.

  10. facile | Definition of facile in English by Oxford ...

    Definition of facile in English: facile. adjective. 1 Ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial. ‘facile generalizations’ More example sentences ‘Thus, one of the fundamental problems with educational reform is that policymakers often neglect to address core social problems and instead attack peripheral issues with facile ...

  11. Facile definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

    Definition of 'facile'. facile. If you describe someone's arguments or suggestions as facile, you are criticizing them because their ideas are too simple and indicate a lack of careful, intelligent thinking. The subject of racism is admittedly too complex for facile summarization.

  12. facile - Wiktionary

    A facile and persuasive writer, he also turned out countless newspaper articles on Russian aims in Central Asia and how best these could be thwarted. Lazy, simplistic (especially of explanations, discussions etc.).